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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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January 23, 2011

Ind. officer shot, critically injured during traffic stop

Officer David Moore was shot twice in face — Moore's next 24 to 48 hours are critical — and the suspect has been caught - Full Story
January 21, 2011

Fla. cop killer's mom: My son felt he had no choice

Johnny Simms killed Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth before he was killed by Officer Oscar Placencia - Full Story
January 21, 2011

Editorial: All cops should wear body armor

"That's like asking a firefighter to go into a burning building without turnout gear on" - Full Story
January 20, 2011
2 Fla. LEOs killed while serving a warrant

2 Fla. LEOs killed while serving a warrant

The two officers were reportedly working with a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force at the time of the shooting - Full Story
January 18, 2011

Pa. woman pleads guilty in shooting of FBI agent

She killed an agent who came to her house to arrest her husband on drug charges - Full Story
January 18, 2011

Family of Mexican teen killed by border agent sues

Accused of wrongful death and civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of a Mexican boy who threw rocks in June - Full Story
January 15, 2011
Calif. cop-killer's conviction upheld

Calif. cop-killer's conviction upheld

David Hill was convicted of murdering San Francisco police Officer Isaac Espinoza, 29, and attempting to kill his partner - Full Story
January 14, 2011

NJ cop killed in townhouse shooting

Lakewood police say the officer was shot around 5 p.m. Friday - Full Story
January 13, 2011

Mexico: Teen died from Border cop's gunshot

An autopsy says the teen who was throwing rocks at the agents was killed by gunfire, not by falling from the fence - Full Story
January 12, 2011

Toronto cop killed stopping stolen snowplow

The suspect was shot and taken to a hospital - Full Story

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