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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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June 26, 2009

Aliases hinder probe of Houston officer's slaying

By Michael Graczyk Associated PressHOUSTON — Four people police say were involved in the fatal... - Full Story
June 25, 2009

Body armor protects Tenn. officer in shooting

By Jacqueline Koch Chattanooga Times Free PressFORT OGLETHORPE, Tenn. — Body armor saved a Fort... - Full Story
June 25, 2009

Off-duty Calif. officer shoots 2 after assault

Associated PressANAHEIM, Calif. — An off-duty police officer shot and wounded two men who had assaulted... - Full Story
June 24, 2009

Undercover Houston police officer, suspect killed

By Cindy George and Mike GLenn Houston ChronicleHOUSTON — An undercover Houston police officer... - Full Story
June 23, 2009
Ga. courthouse security still a worry after '05 spree

Ga. courthouse security still a worry after '05 spree

By Greg Bluestein Associated PressATLANTA — Fulton County's courthouse, where a rape defendant... - Full Story
June 23, 2009
Fla. K-9 hit by car, shot by owner during pursuit

Fla. K-9 hit by car, shot by owner during pursuit

By Willoughby Mariano Orlando SentinelORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando police dog was put down Monday... - Full Story
June 23, 2009

Groups fundraise for Va. cop who shot suspect off duty

By Kery Dougherty Virginian-PilotNORFOLK, Va. — He thinks it's the end of his day.A police rookie... - Full Story
June 21, 2009

Judge won’t allow withdrawal of no-contest pleas in shooting of Neb. officers

By Todd Cooper Omaha World-HeraldHe talked about ineffective attorneys and over-effective antihistamines,... - Full Story
June 19, 2009

Utah officer cleared in chase that ended in a suicide

By Steve Gehrke The Salt Lake TribuneSANDY, Utah — Police Officer Jason Nielsen was justified in... - Full Story
June 18, 2009

Chicago teen who pointed gun at officer is shot

The Chicago TribuneChicago police shot a 14-year-old boy in the leg Monday after he aimed a BB gun at... - Full Story

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