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May 07, 2011

Sword-wielding 'pirate' shot by Neb. police

Officer shot Jonathan Martis when he refused to drop sword and approached them - Full Story
April 05, 2011

Reporter finds crime-scene knife missed by deputies

Police spokeswoman said during the investigation that detectives had found what they believed was the primary weapon - Full Story
March 29, 2011

49 arrested in Ariz. gun-and-drug sting

The U.S. Attorney's Office says "Operation 602 Exchange" resulted in the seizure of 223 weapons, many of them stolen - Full Story
March 24, 2011

Ill. cops kill man who lunged at them with knife

William Ladew rushed at them from a back bedroom with a large knife and was shot when he refused to drop the weapon - Full Story
March 20, 2011

Ex-SWAT officer killed by deputies in SBC

He came out of the house wearing a utility vest after a long standoff and then stabbed an officer with a knife - Full Story
March 16, 2011

Man threatens Idaho cop with a power saw

Steven Glen Shelton, 38, smelled of alcohol and clenched a cigarette in his teeth as he picked up a handheld cordless power saw, turned it on, spit on the officer, and charged her - Full Story
March 15, 2011

Questions haunt NY cop's friendly-fire death

The plainclothes cop was shot when he arrived at a scene where cops had shot and killed a knifewielding Satan worshiper - Full Story
February 28, 2011

Chicago trio slits victims' throats, rams squad, shoots cop

One suspect was killed and two others were arrested in a shootout with police that left one officer hospitalized with a leg wound - Full Story
February 20, 2011

Cop stabbed, suspect shot in NM DUI scuffle

"This was one of the most violent, extreme attacks on a police officer that I think I've ever seen," the Chief said - Full Story
February 16, 2011

No criminal charges for Seattle cop who shot, killed woodcarver

The Firearms Review Board, however, deemed the shooting unjustified and the officer may still lose his job - Full Story



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