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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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August 30, 2010

2 of Alaska village's 4 officers fatally shot

Alaska law enforcement and a SWAT team have surrounded the home of the gunman and hope for a peaceful end to the standoff - Full Story
August 28, 2010

Ill. police shoot knife-wielding man

Police first fired multiple less lethal rounds but the man still did not comply with orders - Full Story
August 27, 2010

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot near Ariz.-Utah border

Dozens of officers search in a remote Utah desert for a gunman who shot a deputy - Full Story
August 27, 2010

Utah cop shot, killed while tracking burglar

Deputy Harris is survived by his wife and two daughters - Full Story
August 25, 2010

Was the NOPD told to shoot looters after Katrina?

The accounts of orders to "shoot looters," "take back the city," or "do what you have to do" are fragmentary - Full Story
August 24, 2010

3 Ill. cops injured in pursuit crash and fire

Two officers were treated and released, and one was held for observation; the suspect,Garfield Romale King III, was fatally shot - Full Story
August 23, 2010

4 fatal Miami police shootings in 6 weeks

One cop said that although they've had four shootings in a month and a half, they may now go 10 months without firing a weapon. "That's the nature of our job," he said. - Full Story
August 23, 2010
3 dead, 4 hurt in domestic Va. shootout

3 dead, 4 hurt in domestic Va. shootout

The shooter and his family had an ongoing dispute over a 1.5-acre lot after his mother died without leaving a will - Full Story
August 20, 2010
Texas police station gunman often praised cops

Texas police station gunman often praised cops

Patrick Gray Sharp, 29, once worked as a jailer and security guard - Full Story
August 19, 2010

Scandals linger for New Orleans cops

The new superintendent of the NOPD says that the federal documents detailing his officers' alleged behavior read like a 'disgustingly vile novel' - Full Story

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