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Week 357
October 31, 2007
Phila. officer shot during robbery; 3rd officer shot in 4 days



Philadelphia SWAT assemble near the scene where Officer Cassidy was shot by a robber. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police are looking for a man they described as "extremely armed and dangerous" as the suspect in the shooting of Police Officer Charles Cassidy this morning.

Cassidy, a 25-year veteran, was in extremely critical condition and in surgery.

"The officers who are going out there with violent criminals and weapons are being basically assassinated, basically shot for just doing their job and nothing else" ... Full Story

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Okla. police shoot gunman after standoff



An armed gunman was fatally shot by Okla. police after he emerged with a rifle. The suspect had been in a standoff with police for at least 4 hours. Watch Video
Spotting deception in suspect
responses about weapons



There are a number of indicators that can tip you off to the fact that a suspect is trying to deceive you.

In today’s P1 tactical tip a member focuses on one of them: hesitation.

He underscores the importance of paying close attention not only to the actual answers a suspect gives you, but the way those answers are delivered — particularly when it comes to questions about being armed ... Full Tip


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Officer Down

Chief Randy Wells
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Truck fatally strikes Ken. chief
End of Watch: October 29, 2007

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