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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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September 21, 2009

Texas officers shot during search for burglar

By Michael D. Hernandez El Paso TimesEL PASO, Texas — The man who is charged with shooting two... - Full Story
September 18, 2009

Lawyer fights to get Minn. officer reinstated

By Abby Simons Minneapolis Star TribuneMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Federation and... - Full Story
September 17, 2009

Thief who caused NYPD officer's death given 2-3 years for "mischief"

Associated PressNEW YORK — A man has pleaded guilty to breaking into the car of an off-duty New... - Full Story
September 16, 2009

Fla. officer involved in two shootings in four days

By Rich Phillips CNN.comMIAMI, FLa. — On the grainy, silent black and white video, it's hard to... - Full Story
September 15, 2009

Fla. medics are a crucial part of SWAT teams

By Jerome Burdi Sun-SentinelFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — These fire-rescue paramedics fight blazes,... - Full Story
September 15, 2009

Calif. city to pay $1.5 mil in police shooting

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — The city of Oakland is expected to pay... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

Pa. SWAT honored for shootout actions

By Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH, Pa. — On April 4, police Sgt. Sam Todd... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

W.Va. cop killed by friendly fire during pursuit

By Gary A. Harki Charleston GazetteCHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston police officer was killed,... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

NAACP seeks police changes after Ill. shooting incident at day care center

By Jesse Washington Associated PressROCKFORD, Ill. — The NAACP is renewing a push for federal standards... - Full Story
September 13, 2009

Former BART officer to stand trial on murder charge

By Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland TribuneOAKLAND, Calif. — Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle... - Full Story

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