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The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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October 19, 2014

Suspect in shooting spree against Wash. police jailed

43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three towns is now in jail - Full Story
October 19, 2014

Police: Another sighting of Pa. ambush suspect reported

A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in the Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run - Full Story
October 18, 2014
Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Lawyer: Bank robbery hostage begged for her life

Calif. woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Conn. police stymied finding ID of man in stabbing rampage

Man slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot - Full Story
October 17, 2014
Cop who survived blue-on-blue shooting frequents PD, despite investigation

Cop who survived blue-on-blue shooting frequents PD, despite investigation

Fellow cops consider the regular visits inappropriate until the State Attorney's Office announces the results of its review into the deadly July 9 shooting - Full Story
October 17, 2014
Fired Wis. officer describes deadly shooting

Fired Wis. officer describes deadly shooting

Officer told superiors he became concerned for his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a park - Full Story
October 17, 2014
Suspect in shooting of 2 Ill. deputies caught

Suspect in shooting of 2 Ill. deputies caught

Man suspected of firing "several rounds" from a rifle through the front door when deputies arrived at his home Thursday for a wellness check - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Pa. trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospital

State trooper wounded in an ambush has been released from a hospital after almost a month of treatment - Full Story
October 16, 2014
2 Ill. deputies shot, suspect sought

2 Ill. deputies shot, suspect sought

Two sheriff’s deputies have been shot and a suspect is being sought after a gunfire exchange Thursday morning - Full Story



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