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March 06, 2008

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Mike Williams, TeamOne Network Local Cop News
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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 03.06.08

Florida: A gunman in a jacket and tie wordlessly opened fire inside a Wendy's during the lunchtime rush Monday, killing a paramedic who had gone back to fetch the right toy to go with his child's meal and wounding six others. The 60-year-old shooter then committed suicide.

Related: 'Help me. I'm gonna lose consciousness'  

Related: 'Demented' shooter abusive, ex says

D.C.:U.S. Park Police Chief Dwight E. Pettiford yesterday was relieved of his duties while a panel of federal officials convenes to resolve problems within the agency that were identified last month in an inspector general's report, officials said.

Arizona: U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett testified in his murder trial Tuesday that he shot and killed an illegal entrant last year after he was threatened with a rock, while the two engaged in a hand-to-hand fight

California: SWAT standoff in Claremont ends

Texas: Man shoots, kills self during East Texas traffic stop

Iowa: The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled Shelby County does not have to pay the legal fees of a deputy involved in a fatal shooting. Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Chad Butler shot and killed Dwayne Jens after a high-speed chase in December of 2004

Michigan: Bangor police officer honored for saving 24-year-old woman's life

California: Taser shot cleared in death of driver. A bad heart, meth use and poor choices killed Richard Earl Abston -- not a Taser.

Tennessee: SWAT team members responded to two incidents, moments apart, Saturday afternoon in Chattanooga.  

Vermont: Teen held on bail of $150,000 Police use Taser to subdue suspect. A teenager was jailed Friday after what police describe as a drug-induced frenzy Thursday in which he allegedly attempted to cut a man's throat, causing injury to two people.

Ohio: Black leaders expressed doubts Saturday about a special prosecutor’s ability to look at a recent police shooting case with an objective eye and criticized a column written by Mayor David Berger two weeks ago.

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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