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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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Fla. officer involved in possible 'suicide-by-cop'

Troubled Lauderdale teen came at officer with knife, spokesman says Related articles: Suicide by cop:... - Full Story

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Family of knife-wielding man fatally shot by police seeks $5 million

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleSANTA ROSA, Calif. — The family of a mentally ill man who... - Full Story

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Germany seeks skinhead who stabbed officer

By Melissa Eddy Associated PressBERLIN — German police searched Monday for a man who stabbed a... - Full Story

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Man who slashed officer is shot by police

By Darren Meritz El Paso TimesEL PASO, Texas — A 31-year-old man who slashed a police sergeant... - Full Story

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L.A. man with swords killed by security guard

The Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Police said a man who waved a pair of Samurai swords on the grounds... - Full Story

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Utah man resists arrest, fights officers

Deseret Morning NewsPROVO, Utah — Police say a 30-year-old man bit, kicked, scratched and spit... - Full Story

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DA clears cop in shooting knife-wielding man

By Greg Goss The San Diego Union-TribuneSAN DIEGO — The District Attorney's Office has concluded... - Full Story

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Caring for your knife

Clean and sharpen your knife when you clean your pistol. When I get home from the range and clean my... - Full Story

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Fixed-blade back-up knives The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Fixed-blade back-up knives

By Ralph MrozMost officers, whether they are in uniform or plain clothes, carry a folding knife while on ... - Full Story

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N.J. police stockpile assault weapons

By Serdar Tumgoren The RecordBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — North Jersey police are stockpiling some of... - Full Story



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