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Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story

Videos

On the Offense: Your Own Edged Weapon Can Save Your Life

Betsy Brantner-Smith speaks with Brian Hoffner at IALEFI 2009. They discuss the trends that are being seen with knives among police deparments and officers

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L.A. woman killed by ex-boyfriend despite police guard

By Thomas Watkins Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Police fatally shot a man as he stabbed his ex-girlfriend... - Full Story

Tips

Knife defense training: Encountering a rear attack

In this tactical training tip, police trainer Brian Hoffner from Hoffners Training Academy gives some... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Calif. police shoot man attacking with knife

Calif. police shoot man attacking with knife

Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police at California State University, Sacramento shot a man... - Full Story

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Cows, UFOs, kids: Police deal with all aspects of life

Who ya gonna call? Apparently, your local PDBy Jim Stevens Milwaukee Journal SentinelMILWAUKEE, Wisc.... - Full Story

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Pa. police subdue man attacking cops with samurai sword

Officer counters sword attack with Baker BatshieldBy Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA... - Full Story

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S.C. teen fatally shot after stabbing officer

Associated PressCONWAY, S.C. — A coroner says a South Carolina police officer shot and killed a... - Full Story

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Nev. police officer saves mother threatened by son with knife

By Antonio Planas Las Vegas Review-JournalLAS VEGAS — An officer fatally shot a male juvenile who... - Full Story

Columns

Why history makes the case for less lethal Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Why history makes the case for less lethal

Earlier this year, six stories involving police use of electronic control devices were published in Th... - Full Story



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