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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 30, 2009

N.M. cops fire at suspect who slipped cuffs, stole cruiser

By Vic Vela Albuquerque JournalESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police in Española opened fire on... - Full Story
December 29, 2009

Suspect shot by Dallas police said he wanted to die

By Scott Goldstein Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — Fifteen police officers shot at a robbery suspect... - Full Story
December 29, 2009
Wash. cop wounded in ambush dies

Wash. cop wounded in ambush dies

By Manuel Valdes The Associated PressSEATTLE — One of two officers shot in an ambush last week... - Full Story
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



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