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Week 361
November 28, 2007
2 Fla. deputies killed by cruiser during pursuit




Two South Fla. deputies were killed when they tried to stop a stolen vehicle and were accidentally struck by a fellow deputy's cruiser. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

PAHOKEE, Fla. — Two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies who had tried to stop a stolen vehicle on a rural road in the Everglades were killed when they were struck by a police car early Wednesday

Scores of officers combed the region looking for two suspects in the car theft, and later said they had one man in custody.

The deputies had put spikes on a road that punctured the stolen car's tires. But when they ran to take the spikes off the road they were struck by a canine patrol vehicle ... Full Story
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The hazards of face-to-face communications with armed suspects


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If the shoe fits, check it



In today's P1 tactical tip, a member reminds fellow officers of the importance of thoroughly searching suspects, even if they've been searched by other officers.

To underscore this point, Velasquez shares a potentially dangerous close call where a suspect was able to hide a gun in a cell even though he had been searched multiple times ... Full Tip


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