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Wis. pursuit ends in gun battle

After driving around two sets of stop sticks, a deputy performed a PIT maneuver and was quickly met with gunshots from the suspect.

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Video: Wis. pursuit ends in gun battle

After driving around two sets of stop sticks, a deputy performed a PIT maneuver and was quickly met with gunshots from the suspect - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Why searching and frisking a subject is crucial

For the week of July 25, Dave Smith shows us a video that serves as a stark reminder of how important frisks and searches are, why you should have an established search method in place, and to always remember the rule of 'plus one.'

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Man charged in slaying of Ind. cop in patrol car

Man charged in slaying of Ind. cop in patrol car

Officer Jeffrey Westerfield was killed as he sat in his patrol car July 6 - Full Story

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Md. sheriff describes U.S.-Mexico border as 'combat zone'

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said a "full deployment of military resources" to the U.S.-Mexico border is needed to address the illegal-immigration issues he witnessed - Full Story

Columns

Why training police merely to qualify isn’t enough Vance "Fox" Rosen - Fox on Point

Why training police merely to qualify isn’t enough

Our training should be designed to simulate — as closely as possible — real-life encounters - Full Story

Columns

How to revamp your training unit Vance "Fox" Rosen - Fox on Point

How to revamp your training unit

When I took command of my agency’s training unit in 2009, we were doing great work in the cognitive ar... - Full Story

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Calif. officer shot and killed at home

Calif. officer shot and killed at home

25-year-old Escondido police officer was shot to death by her husband after a confrontation in their home - Full Story

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Pa. police seek motive in fatal hospital shooting

Pa. police seek motive in fatal hospital shooting

A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains in critical condition - Full Story

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Patient opens fire in Pa. hospital, 1 dead

Patient opens fire in Pa. hospital, 1 dead

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office Thursday helped stop him by returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him - Full Story



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