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Ill. cop suffers career-ending wounds in traffic stop shootout

Police released video of the 2012 traffic stop shooting of an officer after the gunman received a 40-year prison sentence Thursday.

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Video: Ill. cop suffers career-ending wounds in shootout

Video: Ill. cop suffers career-ending wounds in shootout

Police released video of the 2012 traffic stop shooting of an officer after the gunman received a 40-year prison sentence Thursday - Full Story

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Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler - Full Story

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Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

17-year-old who was fatally shot Monday while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding an officer and resisting arrest 3 weeks prior - Full Story

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Sheriff: Gun in Minn. City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

Shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer - Full Story

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NYC pays $5K to man who threatened cops with machete

24-year-old Ruhim Ullah was shot in the leg after waving an 18-inch machete at police in the 2010 confrontation - Full Story

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New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

Unit will be equipped with machine guns and heavy armor and will receive training in advanced counterterrorism tactics and "disorder control" - Full Story

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Mich. cop, suspect shot in domestic disturbance

Officer was met with gunfire Thursday after the 30-year-old suspect exited the back of the residence and began shooting.

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Mich. cop, suspect shot in domestic disturbance

Officer was met with gunfire Thursday after the 30-year-old suspect exited the back of the residence and began shooting - Full Story

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Texas officer shot, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fired a handgun, striking a 19-year veteran of the department once.



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