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Officer-Involved Shootings

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 24, 2008

La. officer fatally shoots armed drug dealer

By Walt Philbin and Daniel Monteverde The New Orleans Times-Picayune JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — A... - Full Story
January 24, 2008

Fla. officer shoots man using barbecue fork as weapon

By Jerome Burdi The Sun-Sentinel LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A 15-year veteran of the Lake Worth Police... - Full Story
January 24, 2008

Thousands gather to mourn fallen Ga. officers

By David Markiewicz, Kristina Torres, Paul Donsky The Atlanta Journal-Constitution They were called icons,... - Full Story
January 23, 2008

Off-duty Chicago officer shoots teen who tried to bring gun to school

By Angela Rozas and Jeremy Gorner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO, Ill. — An off-duty Chicago police officer... - Full Story
January 22, 2008

Utah officers fatally shoot sword-wielding man after he wounds officer

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — A man was shot and killed by police Monday... - Full Story
January 21, 2008

Police shooting shakes up Ohio town

By The Associated Press LIMA, Ohio — The death of Tarika Wilson during a drug raid has left tensions... - Full Story
January 19, 2008

Fla. officer shot by burglars

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona Beach police say a part-time officer was shot during... - Full Story
January 18, 2008

Virginia officer slain serving drug warrant

Officer Down: Detective Jarrod Shivers By John Hopkins The Virginian Pilot CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A... - Full Story
January 18, 2008

Suspect shot trying to run over deputies

The Orlando Sentinel ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man suspected of battering his girlfriend was shot... - Full Story
January 17, 2008

N.Y. officer justified in shooting knife-wielding suspect

The officer had a flashlight in one hand, trying to illuminate the moving target.By Sue Weibezahl Porter... - Full Story

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