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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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July 29, 2008

La. police officer shoots carjacking suspect

By Shay Randle The Advertiser LAFAYETTE, La. — Law enforcement officials Monday released the name... - Full Story
July 29, 2008

R.I. police shoot man with bayonet

The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A police officer shot and killed a man yesterday who was... - Full Story
July 29, 2008

Mass. police shooting of immigrant challenged

Related article: Mass. officer shoots, kills motorist By John R. Ellement and Michael Levenson The Boston... - Full Story
July 28, 2008

N.H. trooper, suspect shot during warrant service

Related article: 5 lessons learned from a warrant service gone bad The Associated PressCHARLESTOWN, N.H.—... - Full Story
July 28, 2008

Kansas officer discusses 'brush with death'

By Stan Finger The Wichita EagleWICHITA, Kan. — Officer Dan Taylor leaned down inside the ambulance.... - Full Story
July 25, 2008

911 call casts doubt on Inglewood fatal shooting

Related article: Controversy heats up in L.A. shooting The Fresno BeeLOS ANGELES — A transcript... - Full Story
July 24, 2008

Reports of wire taps emerge in Drew Peterson case

Related articles: Drew Peterson: Psychologically ready to be arrested, Ill. sergeant suspected of murder... - Full Story
July 24, 2008

Undercover Boston cop shoots teen

By Milton J. Valencia and Gabrielle T. Dunn The Boston GlobeBOSTON — A Boston police officer working... - Full Story
July 23, 2008

Fla. man wrote suicide note before shooting at police

By Stephen Thompson The Tampa TribunePINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Dallas Dwayne Carter, 44, had both hips... - Full Story
July 23, 2008

Controversy heats up in L.A. shooting

Related article: Calif. officer involved in second fatal shooting By Thomas Watkins The Associated Press... - Full Story



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