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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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April 20, 2015

Phoenix suspect opens fire on cops after 911 call

An officer was shot and a suspect killed Saturday after police responded to a 911 call made by the gunman - Full Story
April 20, 2015

Ala. police shoot woman who shot intruder in home invasion

Officers shot the woman who had shot an intruder during a home invasion after she didn't drop her weapon - Full Story
April 20, 2015
Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff also said the FBI had determined Robert Bates didn't violate suspect's civil rights - Full Story
April 19, 2015

Okla. reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

Some of the records seem to indicate reserve cop was proficient in firearms and dozens of other training courses - Full Story
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



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