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No indictment for Texas officer in fatal shooting

Officer twice ordered suspect to drop gun before the suspect fired into nearby crowd - Full Story

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La. wildlife agent shot during traffic stop

La. wildlife agent shot during traffic stop

A wildlife agent is in serious condition after getting shot in the lower back - Full Story

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Armed woman in her 70s arrested after 22-hour standoff

Officials say the woman fired a gun at a crisis-negotiation robot, hit it with a broom and threw a cover over it - Full Story

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Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice. - Full Story

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Report: Denver sheriff's problems endanger deputies, inmates

Deputies' safety is at risk because the department cannot account for the whereabouts of every inmate in the system - Full Story

Columns

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Staying in control when a suspect is aggressive

Dave Smith breaks down a violent encounter with a panhandler in order to highlight the importance of coordinating with your partner when entering a dangerous situation and using different tools at your disposal when one tool fails.

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Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

Police have acknowledged firing on armed bikers, but it is not clear how many of the dead were shot by officers - Full Story

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Newtown must pay long-term disability to cop after massacre

Officer developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting rampage - Full Story

Videos

Neb. officer, suspect critically hurt by gunfire

Gunfire broke out while police were trying to arrest a fugitive in Omaha.



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