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Week 348
August 31, 2007
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Violent attacks against Central Fla. officers soaring this year

PoliceOne Member Photo of the Week
Patrolman Bennie Hicks, Biloxi Police Department, responds to a call of an alligator on the highway. According to Hicks, "[My] partner tried to get me to open its mouth for a photo. I refused."
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FLORIDA — More police officers are being kicked, punched and beaten across Central Florida this year, and local and state law-enforcement officials expect the numbers to keep rising.

Opinions differ on the reasons — an increasing crime rate, a focus on thwarting violent criminals and even just having more law officers on the street. But officers and deputies agree on one thing: They're frustrated with the trend ... Full Story

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Assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents increasing

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The Stopwatch of Death                          
The murder statistics of the 44 active shooter incidents that have taken place in North America since 1966 are indeed chilling, made more so by the fact that the majority of victims have been children. As human beings, it seems an incomprehensible task to make sense of the carnage.

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He calls it "The Stopwatch of Death" ... Full Story
 

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Use a laser to hit your target

A white light is necessary in low light situation to locate and identify threats. But when you must fire upon them, the white light can cause you to miss your intended target. In this tip Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), shows you how another light-based tool—the laser—can solve the problem ... Full Tip


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Chicago police hunt for gunman after bank standoff
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Fla. officers shoot man after standoff
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Man tries to run down N.H. officers
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NYPD officer wounded; shot may have come from
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Dallas dispatch system goes offline for 30 mins
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Man attacks N.H. police station with bulldozer
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