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Week 347
August 22, 2007
Revisiting the Amish schoolhouse massacre
Fact: When a homicidal and suicidal predator enters an occupied school carrying a weapon, their murderous plan is now in motion and the outcome has a high probability of ending very badly.

The Amish schoolhouse massacre in Pennsylvania is a textbook example showing how quickly and efficiently killing can commence in the presence of a closely established police containment perimeter ... Full Story

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Feds: Police often skip 'trace data' in gun crimes,
may not be aware of access



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Only about a third of the nation's estimated 17,000 local law enforcement agencies regularly request federal assistance for "trace information" identifying the source of firearms used in crimes.

"There may be law enforcement agencies out there not asking for it because they don't think they have access to it," said the director of the ATF.

Federal authorities say they tend to receive repeated requests for help every year mostly from the same 6,000 LE agencies — and rarely hear from the other 11,000 ... Full Story

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Wash. police use GPS to nab carjacker


A woman who was violently carjacked told police there was a GPS device in the car. This led Wash. police to the suspect's apartment, and an arrest. Watch video

Disable cell phones at time of arrest



In today's tip a P1 member shares a reminder to seize and disable suspects’ cell phones when they are taken into custody.

Sharing two examples of actual instances where arrested offenders were able to record officers inside the holding facility and transmit live data outside the walls, this sergeant sheds light on the possible negative legal and tactical ramifications of allowing arrested suspects to perform real-time monitoring of personnel, events and other suspects inside holding facilities ... Full Tip


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News and Announcements
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Chicago officer fatally shoots fleeing suspect
[Chicago, IL]

Philadelphia officer succumbs to gunshot wounds received 40 years earlier
[Philadelphia, PA]

Calif. officer, explorer hurt in DUI crash
[Morgan Hill, CA]

Pentagon will close controversial anti-terror database
[Washington, DC]
Officer Down

Trooper Jack Holland Jr.
Lodi, Ohio


Ohio state trooper succumbs
to yellow jacket sting

End of Watch: August 21, 2007

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News and Announcements
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State clears Utah officer who scrapped with 70-yr-old woman
[Orem, UT]

Fla. deputy shot in head showing signs of improving health
[Hollywood, FL]

Ariz. K9 killed pursuing suspects; fourth K9 death this year
[Benson, AZ]

Wisc. officer saves boy from raging river
[Menomonee Falls, WI]
Officer Down

Reserve deputy Joe Galloway
Holmes County, Florida


Reserve Fla. deputy killed in crash during pursuit
End of Watch: August 20, 2007

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