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Week 338
June 20, 2007
Do away with the "anyways"


We all know stories of tragedy that result from tactical "anyways':

I'm by myself, but I'll move on this guy before my back-up gets here anyway; I didn't really search this guy, but he looks like a decent guy so I'll drive him to the station anyway...

An "anyway"; is when you know something's not right. Something's distracting you ... Full Story

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A neighbor surveys the damage of the Georgetown, Ind. home where 15-year-old Tyler Dumstorf fired on two sheriff's deputies from an upstairs bedroom, fatally wounding one and seriously injuring the other. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Teen uses sniper rifle to kill one
Ind. deputy, critically wound another

GEORGETOWN, Ind. — A 15-year-old boy ambushed two sheriff's deputies with a World War II sniper rifle, fatally wounding one and seriously injuring the other before killing himself.

The shooter was found early today inside the home, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Minutes after the shooting, Dumstorf posted a message on his MySpace page that said "I just killed two cops. Goodbye" ... Full Story

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Traffic accident leaves an
Ohio cruiser in a tree




A police SUV was rear-ended and the impact sent the cruiser into a tree. The officer was taken to the hospital. Watch video

Watch for loose car stereos


In today's tip, a P1 member emphasizes the importance of thoroughly searching a suspect's car.

He offers a hiding place that can be easily overlooked but could potentially contain a drug stash ... Full Tip


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News and Announcements:

Press Release:
Original SWAT World Challenge Scheduled for July
[Original SWAT World Challenge]

Supect grabs Tenn. deputy's gun, shoots at her
[Clarksville, TN]

Suspect shoots N.Y. state trooper with a shotgun
[Postdam, NY]

Armed man fatally shot by Wash. police
[Vancouver, WA]


Man, pit bull attack Ariz. officer during domestic
[Phoenix, AZ]

Officer Down

Justin Thompson
Harts Creek, West Virginia


W. Va. deputy dies in car crash
End of Watch: June 20, 2007

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News and Announcements:

Press Release:
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"Never get busted again:" Former Tex. narcotics cop releases second DVD
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NYPD may change officer involved shooting policies
[New York, NY]

Man shocked by Taser catches fire
[San Angelo, TX]

Chicago officers save residents from fire
[Chicago, IL]

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