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October 07, 2011

Video: Officer shoots teen who charges with knife

Pao Khang was told to get on the ground and drop his knife - Full Story
September 16, 2011
Del. sergeant fatally stabbed by suspect

Del. sergeant fatally stabbed by suspect

Sgt. Joe Szczerba was fatally stabbed while struggling with a suspect - Full Story
August 16, 2011

Citizens come to injured San Diego cop's aid

Michael Gonzalez is charged with three counts of attempted murder - Full Story
July 18, 2011

Detective, teen daughter found dead in San Diego

Williams' son was sitting next to his sister's body, and a large kitchen knife was found on the lawn - Full Story
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



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