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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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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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Sword-wielding 'pirate' shot by Neb. police

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

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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

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When 'less is more' in police training Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When 'less is more' in police training

As much as possible, design and practice techniques that use redundant core skills — keep it simple and keep it effective - Full Story

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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