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Arizona cop dies after collision with suspected drunken driver
The Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — Rob Targosz, a Gilbert police officer, was struck by a speeding vehicle on Saturday at 6:35 p.m. He died seven hours later ... Full Story

Related story: View Officer Targosz's Officer Down entry

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Officer Rob Targosz, 37, (left) was killed Sunday after his departmental motorcycle was struck by a car. The driver, Tyler Gary Fahlman, 20, (right) who has a history of traffic and alcohol violations, was arrested after fleeing. Officer Targosz was on his way to work a DUI detail. (AP Photos)

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P-1 Column: Nonlethal or Less-Lethal: Does it matter?
By Greg Meyer

The controversy simmers, and it is not a new one.

I remember serious discussions at LAPD over 25 years ago about the terminology. Should we call them nonlethal? Less lethal? Less-than-lethal? Just simply suspect-control devices? How about reduced-lethality weapons? ... Full Story

--> Go to the P1 Less Lethal section

PoliceOne Training Tip:

Use your keys to help you remember your gun

Submitted by Lt. E. B. VanArsdale, Ponca City (OK) PD
Any time you enter a secured location that requires you to secure your handgun in a lock box, you should always lock your unit keys in the same box. This ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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La. law enforcement prepares for influx of gang activity
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Wounded Texas officer anticipated death
[Houston, TX]
Illinois: More than 3,000 guns turned in
[Chicago, IL]
Concern for a "great officer"
[Cleveland, OH]

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Ohio: Despite training, officers sometimes lose guns
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Texas Border Patrol chief calls Operation Linebacker 'critical'
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Boy, 10, shoots self with dad's police gun in Long Island
[Long Island, NY]
FL teen accused of trying to run over officer
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