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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 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
August 18, 2010
Texas gunman licensed in law enforcement

Texas gunman licensed in law enforcement

The attacker was licensed by DPS as security guard and resigned a few days ago from his security guard position with Encore Wire Corp. - Full Story
August 18, 2010

Pa. cop killers avoid death, get life in prison

One said he had disrespected his faith and was irredeemable for choosing the life of a thug, robber and killer - Full Story
August 18, 2010

Mass. cop praised for response in robbery-suicide

Sgt. Stephen Morrill, a 23-year police veteran, says he relied on his training and instincts to pursue bank robber - Full Story

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