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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 09, 2014
Dispatchers fired after shooting death of Fla. deputy

Dispatchers fired after shooting death of Fla. deputy

Veteran dispatchers failed to inform first responders that gunman had threatened to shoot police if they came to his residence in prior incident - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Death penalty sought in Calif. deputy killings

Death penalty sought in Calif. deputy killings

Utah man charged with killing two deputies during an hourslong rampage that also left a motorist and another deputy wounded - Full Story
December 09, 2014

Video: NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack

Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer - Full Story
December 09, 2014

SC man sentenced for shooting at cop over seat belt violation

21-year-old man was ordered to serve 25 years in prison for shooting at police after he ran from a state trooper in 2013 - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Over 150 arrested in 3rd night of Calif. protests

Over 150 arrested in 3rd night of Calif. protests

Hundreds brought traffic on Interstate 80 to a standstill and another group forced an Amtrak train to stop - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Dash cam has been released of the fatal November 15 shooting of an armed man wanted in the stabbing death of a university student - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Off-duty Chicago cop kills gunman in bar shooting

Off-duty Chicago police sergeant shot and killed a man who had just shot a fellow patron at a bar Sunday - Full Story
December 07, 2014
Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Such deadly cases, while rare, have led to laws and legislation in states and cities across the country - Full Story
December 06, 2014
Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

History shows that jurors may have less sympathy for officers who are guilty of more than just poor judgment during a crisis - Full Story



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Firearms Evals Firearms Evals
with Andrew L. Butts
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