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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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October 28, 2010

Calif. cop killed in standoff

Two officers fled the apartment, then went back inside to retrieve their wounded comrade, who they carried down the stairs - Full Story
October 27, 2010

NY cop killer faces attempted murder as well

Shot and robbed a man a day before killing Officer Russel Timoshenko during a traffic stop - Full Story
October 27, 2010

Off-duty Puerto Rico cop shot, killed in robbery

Identified himself and attempted to intervene but was shot four times in the chest - Full Story
October 26, 2010

Calif. police kill gun-wielding erratic man

The officer contacted the suspect, and then the suspect produced a weapon - Full Story
October 26, 2010

Slain Pa. cop's father speaks at killer's hearing

With anger and sorrow in his voice, he described living with the anguish of a "crime that is not over" - Full Story
October 25, 2010

NC cops shoot woman who threatened to kill them

The police chief said she appeared to be highly disturbed - Full Story
October 25, 2010

La. cop killed in parking lot ambush

Was struck by several rounds but was able to return fire before collapsing next to his cruiser - Full Story
October 23, 2010

Battle rages on over Mehserle verdict

A boat with a flag that says 'Free Johannes Mehserle' has been outside the SF Giants park, getting national TV coverage - Full Story
October 23, 2010

Calif. cop out of hospital after two months

Shot and wounded while trying to arrest an alleged gang member - Full Story
October 21, 2010

Man pleads guilty in Philadelphia officer's death

35-year-old Rasheed Scrugs apologized after entering his plea - Full Story

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