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April 18, 2015

Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer after pointing gun

The suspect jumped out of a van and began to run after shots were heard, and then the suspect aimed a gun at responding officers - Full Story
April 18, 2015

Video: Mo. police kill man who charged at them with knife

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the suspect couldn't be talked down, and officers first fired an impact weapon to no avail - Full Story
April 17, 2015
Man who saved Miami cop:

Man who saved Miami cop: "How could I not?"

William Ramirez was driving to his boat-maintenance job Tuesday morning when he spotted a cop on the ground, trying to take cover as a man fired at him - Full Story
April 17, 2015
Investigation continues into ambush of La. deputy

Investigation continues into ambush of La. deputy

Deputy was struck multiple times in the Thursday attack — one bullet lodged behind his left eye - Full Story
April 17, 2015

Video: Okla. reserve deputy disputes claim he lacked training

Said in interview that characterizations of him as a wealthy donor who paid to join the force are "unbelievably unfair" - Full Story
April 16, 2015

Video: Okla. police fatally shoot armed mentally ill man

Deputy police chief called shooting a "tragic incident" - Full Story
April 16, 2015
La. deputy shot in ambush while directing traffic

La. deputy shot in ambush while directing traffic

36-year-old sheriff's deputy was shot multiple times while directing traffic in a school zone - Full Story
April 16, 2015
Ga. chief who shot ex-wife faces misdemeanor

Ga. chief who shot ex-wife faces misdemeanor

Chief William McCollom called 911 early New Year's Day to report inadvertently shooting his ex-wife, Margaret, as they slept - Full Story
April 16, 2015

Ill. cop, suspect shot as officers serve warrant

Seizure of a personal computer on a quiet Edwardsville street turned into a struggle that left an officer with a gunshot wound to his hand - Full Story
April 16, 2015

Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after OIS

Tulsa County employs about 130 reservists, who are given less training than regular deputies - Full Story



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