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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
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