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The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
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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

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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

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No criminal charges for Seattle cop who shot, killed woodcarver

No criminal charges for Seattle cop who shot, killed woodcarver

The Chief’s announcement may still lead to the officer’s firing in the shooting death of a Seattle woodcarver who was holding a knife. The video was captured on dash cam, although the shooting itself can’t be seen.
Video: Officer in court

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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

Columns

Knife review: The ESEE DPx HEST (Dangerous Places Hostile Environment Tool) The Monkey - MIL-SPEC MONKEY

Knife review: The ESEE DPx HEST (Dangerous Places Hostile Environment Tool)

The thickest part of the blade is about 3/16" which is thicker than most knives of this size class to add durability - Full Story

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NY man in custody, 4 dead following stabbing spree

Maksim Gelman went on a 28-hour stabbing and hijacking rampage - Full Story

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Deadly force 'only choice' in Calif. knife attack

Man suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one that ripped through his heart - Full Story

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Calif. cop kills man who attacked fellow officer with knives

The man tore the TASER barbs from his body and came at the sergeant with the knives above his head - Full Story

Videos

Michael Janich: Defending Against an Edged Weapon Attack

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down to speak with Michael Janich of Spyderco about defending yourself in the case of an edged weapon attack. Michael explains that "knifers" are going to attack you in the way they find the most convenient for them. He has looked at the counterknife tactics of other cultures to come up with advice for both uniformed and correctional officers.

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NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story



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