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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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U.K. officers warned of "wasp knife"

The Daily MailLONDON — Senior police officers have been warned to look out for a new knife which... - Full Story

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Off-duty NY officer hospitalized after stabbing

By Michael Frazier NewsdayNEW YORK — An off-duty New York police officer is expected to survive... - Full Story

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Edged weapons defense

Being attacked with any weapon inside a correctional facility is scary. But what I think is scarier is... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

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Man defending sons from gang pleads guilty to slaying teen

By Emily Gurnon, St. Paul Pioneer PressSt. Paul, Minn. — Some 20 gang members had massed outside... - Full Story

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Texas man rams station, attacks deputy

By Mike Lee The Star-TelegramGRAFORD, Texas — A Palo Pinto County sheriff's deputy fatally shot... - Full Story

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Chicago police wound knifing suspect

By Dan P. Blake The Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police shot and wounded a man Tuesday morning... - Full Story

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Officer honored for actions during knife attack

By Dennis Sullivan The Chicago TribuneJOLIET, Ill. — Richard Trafton won the Joliet Police Department's... - Full Story

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Edged weapons defense for close quarter attacks

In most knife attacks an officer may be surprised by a subject attacking them with not only a knife but... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

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N.C. officer fatally shoots man with knife

By Deborah Hirsh The Charlotte ObserverGASTONIA, N.C. - A Gastonia police officer Thursday shot and killed... - Full Story

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Man attacks N.Y. officer with knife

The Associated PressRochester, N.Y. — A 29-year-old man faces charges after he allegedly stabbed... - Full Story



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