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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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Video: Officer shoots teen who charges with knife

Pao Khang was told to get on the ground and drop his knife - Full Story

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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

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Citizens come to injured San Diego cop's aid

Michael Gonzalez is charged with three counts of attempted murder - Full Story

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3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack

3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack

Edged weapons and other potentially lethal implements can easily be concealed in cupped hands that may appear innocuous from the front. - Full Story

Columns

3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack

Edged weapons and other potentially lethal implements can easily be concealed in cupped hands that may appear innocuous from the front - Full Story

Tips

GRAPHIC: Edged weapons and officer safety

FAIR WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW. Ever wonder why cops shoot people armed with knives, broken bottles,... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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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

Tips

Video: Defending against side control with edged weapons

Acie Mitchell, founder and chief trainer for TNT Defense, demonstrates how to defend yourself when you’ve... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished

Everybody wanted to meet me, Officer Friendly, because all my traffic violators were literally thanking me for giving them a ticket! - Full Story

Columns

Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife

You need to be constantly on the alert that the negotiation can break down at any second and become violent, perhaps necessitating a deadly force response - Full Story



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