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Officials: Risky tactics in Calif. standoff with elderly woman paid off

The woman, holed up under a mobile home with a six-shot revolver, had fired five rounds at a police robot. Deputies thought she still had one bullet left - Full Story

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FBI agent shot while searching for 9-year-old girl

FBI agent shot while searching for 9-year-old girl

Agent was hit in the leg and his wound was not life-threatening - Full Story

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3 dos and 3 don’ts for police firearms instructors to improve officer performance Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 dos and 3 don’ts for police firearms instructors to improve officer performance

Police firearms instructors can do a wide variety of things to ensure that every minute spent on the range results in positively affecting the students’ performance — here are three Dos and three Don’ts - Full Story

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New Orleans housing officer shot, killed in cruiser

Around 7 a.m. on Sunday, New Orleans Police Department officers responded to a call to find a Housing Authority of New Orleans officer doing an overtime shift was shot to death in his squad car

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New Orleans officer shot, killed in patrol car

45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans officer was patrolling a construction site just blocks from Saints' stadium - Full Story

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Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

Protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two suspects - Full Story

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Reality Training: Staying in control when a suspect is aggressive

Reality Training: Staying in control when a suspect is aggressive

By PoliceOne Staff Dave Smith breaks down a violent encounter with a panhandler in order to highlight... - Full Story

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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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