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Week-302-October-11-2006

PoliceOne Member News
Week 302 Volume 2
Sponsored by: 5.11 Tactical Safariland Thermal-Eye
Editor's Note
Check out a new article by PoliceOne columnist Chuck Remsberg, A crippling shotgun ambush-then a humble Flex-Cuf to the rescue, for an insider look at how the ability to "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome" saved an officer's life and yielded 5 survival lessons that can keep you safe.

Scott Buhrmaster
Managing Editor

Man convicted of killing R.I. cop with officer's own gun inside police HQ gets life
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- A man convicted of killing a Providence detective inside a police station with the officer's own gun was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole ... Full Story

Related stories:
R.I. detective says slain colleague yelled for help before being shot

Man accused of killing R.I. officer was insane, lawyer says

Providence detective killed with own gun by suspect during questioning

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(above) Convicted killer Esteban Carpio, center, cries while listening to his grandmother make a statement during his sentence hearing in Providence, R.I., Tuesday. Carpio, who was convicted in June of killing a Providence police detective with the officer's own gun, was sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Kathy Borchers, Pool)

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Cell phone studies shed light on how officers’ memories work in shootings
By The Force Science Research Center

Are there similarities between a driver on a cell phone and an officer in a shooting?

You bet! claims Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of the Force Science Research Center at Minnesota State University-Mankato. And 2 independent studies offer fresh insights into the parallels, which may help officers defend themselves ... Full Story

Related: Study confirms more training brings better response & memory in high-intensity encounters

Will traumatic stress sharpen your memory ... or sabotage it?

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News Headlines:

Press Release:
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P-1 special column:
Sex, lies & police work
Pickup carried Neb. officer more than 800 feet
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Man arrested after fight with Utah police
[Ogden, UT]
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Officers served pot in fast food hamburgers
[Los Lunas, NM]

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Press Release:
23rd Product Liability Lawsuit Dismissed Against TASER International
L.A. Police: Gang members intentionally shot toddler
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Arrests start in KY after judge OKs new limits on where sex offenders may live
[Louisville, KY]
Tasered N.C. man died of cocaine poisoning
[Pittsboro, NC]
Police chief charged with stealing windshield from golf cart, no explanation given
[Florence, SC]

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