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December 22, 2007

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Mike Williams, TeamOne Network Local Cop News
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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.23.07

Texas: Hope grows for Dallas officer shot during SWAT raid

California: Dragnet in troubled area seizes a young suspect. 16-year-old held as deputy's family plans his funeral

Colorado: Police training material, including a DVD on ``special ops police tactics,'' were among items seized from the home of a 24-year-old man who police said killed four people at two religious institutions. Police seized 1,300 cartridges of ammunition, a knife, along with a ``Homicide Investigation'' textbook. Medina refused to comment on whether the evidence meant Murray may have been planning a much bigger attack. "I am a piece of ----, but I'm going to be famous now," Hawkins wrote in his suicide note.

Texas: The Port Police Officer shot and killed yesterday at the Port's firing range was wearing his vest at the time. But that couldn't stop a bullet coming from a rifle...that, according to Port Police Chief Luther Kim. Saavedra and Giannamore, both qualified range masters and experienced firearms instructors, were on duty at the time of the accident.

Canada: Use of term 'suicide by cops' grossly unfair

Montana: A Laurel police officer who fired two rounds at a driver he said rammed his vehicle during an early-morning traffic stop tried to keep firing, but his pistol jammed.

Georgia: Officer removed from K-9 unit after police dog dies in patrol car

Kentucky: Sheriff indicted on firearms training charges

Pennsylvania: Officer says prostitute he hired stole his gun

Los Angeles: Police panel requires financial disclosure for some officers; union sues

Florida: SWAT Team swarms residence used to grow and process marijuana.

Texas: Fort Worth police fatally shoot driver of suspected stolen car

Virginia: Police officer's family loses everything in fire

Texas: SWAT team fatally shoots suspect at home

About the author

Mike Williams is the Assistant Chief of the Chattanooga TN police department and a 33 year law enforcement veteran. He was a SWAT officer for more than 25 years and teaches Tactical Team Commanders Courses for Team One Network www.teamonenetwork.com  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors (www.ialefi.com ) and is chairman of the editorial committee. He also produces the daily Police Related News electronic newsletter which goes out to over 2,000 police officers in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on a daily basis and the weekly IALEFI newsletter.




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