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Week-294-August-14-2006

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Week 294 Volume 1
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LAPD officer wounded with assault rifle
LOS ANGELES- A man sprayed a police car with bullets from an assault rifle during a traffic stop, wounding an officer before being shot himself, authorities said Sunday. Two police officers pulled over a small black Honda in the Montecito Heights neighborhood northeast of downtown Los Angeles just after 11 p.m. ... Full Story

Related: Detroit homicides up 17 percent this year

Grenade launcher, 100 other weapons seized in New York

Visit the P-1 Officer Involved Shootings section

(left) This photo released Monday shows an LAPD cruiser riddled with bullet holes after a gunman opened fire with an AK-47 on the officers riding in the car Sunday night.
(AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, HO)

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Critical incidents: Myths and realities
By Laurence Miller, PhD
Police Psychologist


Q: What is a "critical incident," anyway? Do all critical incidents require some sort of debriefing or mental health counseling? Can't a person just have a bad experience and get over it? How do I know if I'm experiencing critical incident stress? Does a bad response to a critical incident mean I'm not the right stuff for police work ... Full Story

Related: 20 tips for helping a traumatized officer

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N.Y. officer, police dog stabbed by emotionally disturbed man
[Ridge, NY]
Conn. man arrested after police find booby trapped weapon arsenal
[Berlin, CT]
Britain downgrades terror threat level, serious concern remains
[London]
Colo. officer shoots, kills suspect at motel
[Aurora, CO]

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Seattle cop dies from injuries in hit and run
[Seattle, WA]
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Guns at O'Hare are being stolen from checked bags
[Chicago, IL]
Search of former Colo. officer's home yields explosives
[Fort Collins, CO]
N.Y. detective shot, killed by estranged husband
[New Windsor, NY]

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