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March 30, 2009

Off duty Pa. officer stabs suspect who attacked him with handcuffs

By Moriah Balingit Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — A routine arrest at the Downtown Burlington... - Full Story
March 30, 2009

Mass. police shaken by man who beheaded sisters

By Jessica Van Sack Boston HeraldRelated Video: Man beheads sister; officers fatally shoot him BOSTON... - Full Story
March 29, 2009

Mass. police save 9-year-old girl from man who killed her two sisters

By Glen Johnson Associated Press MILTON, Mass. — A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old... - Full Story
March 24, 2009

Calif. officer's quick action saved stabbed K-9

By Matthew T. Hall San Diego Union-TribuneSAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego police Sgt. Jess Havin... - Full Story
March 17, 2009

Officer justified in shooting teen who threw knife

By Gretchen Wenner Bakersfield CalifornianBAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A police officer shot and injured... - Full Story
March 09, 2009

Trial begins for trooper who killed dentist

By Dan Nephin Associated PressRelated Articles: Pa. trooper arrested for murder Pa. trooper charged with... - Full Story
March 09, 2009

Hatchet-wielding man shot, killed at Ark. jail

Associated PressMENA, Ark. — Authorities in Arkansas say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man... - Full Story
March 06, 2009

Calif. man jumped judge with 6-inch spike

By Marcus Wohlsen Associated Press In this photo released by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department,... - Full Story
March 05, 2009

Murder suspect fatally shot by officer after attacking judge in courtroom

By Tracie Cone and Garance Burke Associated PressRelated Articles: The lessons of Atlanta: Former cop's... - Full Story
February 03, 2009

Md. family accused of trying to stab officers

The Associated PressSEVERN, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police said a man and his parents assaulted... - Full Story



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