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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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December 25, 2009

Jury says shooting of unarmed Ill. man justified

Associated PressROCKFORD, Ill. — A grand jury has ruled that the fatal shooting of an unarmed black... - Full Story
December 23, 2009

Dashcam tapes show horror and chaos of Fla. cop's murder

The footage can only be viewed at the clerk of the circuit court's office - Full Story
December 22, 2009
Two Wash. sheriff's officers critically injured by gunman lying in wait

Two Wash. sheriff's officers critically injured by gunman lying in wait

The Associated PressEATONVILLE, Wash. — Two sheriff's officers were wounded while responding to... - Full Story
December 17, 2009

Calif. officer's single shot killed bank robber who held hostages

"This was a clear, calculated ambush situation for officers and deputies," Redding police Lt. Scott Mayberry said - Full Story
December 17, 2009

Texas cop stops gunman who killed one

Associated PressEDINBURG, Texas — A gunman opened fire at an elderly care center in Texas on Thursday,... - Full Story
December 17, 2009
Nearly 40 percent of police departments report 'uptick' in assault weapons

Nearly 40 percent of police departments report 'uptick' in assault weapons

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayCriminals increasingly are choosing high-powered firearms such as assault weapons,... - Full Story
December 16, 2009

N.M. officers responding to domestic dispute shoot husband

By Jeff Procter Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Veteran Rio Rancho Police officer Charles... - Full Story
December 15, 2009

Edged weapon reminders

By PoliceOne StaffIn the wake of a fatal shooting involving a 62-year-old woman armed with scissors,... - Full Story
December 15, 2009

Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story



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