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Week-280-May-10-2006

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Week 279 Volume 2
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Editor's note
PoliceOne would like to congratulate Deputy Charlie Kelley with the Alamosa County (CO) Sheriff's Office. Charlie participated in our 100,000 member milestone giveaway and has won a Freemotion 200 Headset from FreeLinc.

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Scott Buhrmaster
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'Troubled' gunman kills officer at Va. station
CHANTILLY, Virginia- A heavily armed teenager was targeting police when he opened fire outside a suburban Washington police station, killing a detective and seriously wounding two officers, officials said.

The 18-year-old had been crouched ... Full Story

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(left) Detective Vicky O. Armel (left) was killed Monday when Michael Kennedy (right) opened fire outside the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department. (AP Photo/Fairfax County, Va. Police Department)

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Justifying off duty preparedness to your family:
A Street Survival Q & A
By Sgt. Betsy Brantner-Smith
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What do you say to future in-laws, or any family members or friends, who feel that carrying a gun off duty is disconcerting, dangerous and unnecessary? Recently, a Street Survival Seminar attendee asked that very question and instructor Sgt. Betsy Brantner-Smith ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Safety Tip:

Protecting your weapon in the john

Submitted by:
Cpl. Michael Fortuner III, Moses Taylor Hospital Police (PA)
I have caught both new and veteran officers making a simple but dangerous mistake: not protecting their duty gear while in public bathrooms, specifically by using the urinal.

I warned a recuit one afternoon about how vulnerable his weapon was while he was standing at the urinal ... Full Story (Secured- law enforcement only)

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Pa. officer killed responding to bar robbery
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Ex-L.A. deputy confronts police, is killed
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Boston commissioner resigns to take LE job in Ireland
[Boston, MA]
Ind. jailbreak falls short
[Crawfordsville, IN]

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