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Week 388
June 6, 2008
Editor's note:

Be sure to read Part 2 of P1 columnist Betsy Brantner Smith’s special series detailing the gripping incident that found Mississippi Corporal Lancen Shipman staring down the barrel of his own gun. In this final installment, Shipman shares the hard-earned lessons he learned, which can help keep you safer.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor
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Suspect in Tenn. deputy's fatal shooting dies

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MONTEAGLE, Tenn. — Kermit Bryson, suspected of killing Grundy County sheriff's deputy Shane Tate and wounding another officer, has died after authorities say he shot himself at the end of a daylong manhunt.

Federal, state and local authorities launched a manhunt for Bryson after the Thursday morning shooting death of Tate.

Tate died at a mobile home where he was trying to take Bryson into custody on a probation violation warrant ... Full Story

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Suspect killed, Los Angeles cop wounded in shootout
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Ruiz convicted in Dallas officer's death
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Accused 9/11 mastermind wants death
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