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Law Enforcement Firearms
Why cops carry guns
By Richard Fairburn
I suppose part of getting older is the eternal cycle of accusing the latest generation of being a bunch of wimps compared to their predecessors. Still, kids nowadays in the “X” or “Y” (or whatever they call themselves) generation are pretty different. A few years ago, when I ran an academy firearms training unit, one of the range officers walked into my office and announced that Cadet “Smith” had refused to shoot a gun; she wouldn’t even pick one up ... Full Story
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Mo. firefighter dead,
2 police officers shot in ambush
Police surround the area around a burning house in Maplewood, Mo., where a gunman was believed to be barricaded. Police and tactical units surrounded the house after a gunman fired shots at emergency workers. (AP Photo)
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — Firefighters became victims of what appeared to be an ambush Monday when they were fired upon from a house as they worked to put out a vehicle fire across the street, police said. One young firefighter was killed, two police officers were wounded and the house where the shots were fired later burned to the ground. It was unclear Monday afternoon whether the gunman died in the house fire; authorities were searching the remains of the brick bungalow, St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus said ... Full Story
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In today's P1 tactical tip, Chuck Remsberg, author of the new book Blood Lessons, shares some tactics that will help you maintain your edge when dealing with suspects. The first helps you prevent a suspect from accessing a weapon hidden in a shoe. The second is a quick check you can make to a suspect's wrist to thwart plans for escaping ... Read full tip
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