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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 23, 2007

Calif. deputy shot while serving warrant; suspect arrested

By Brian Day The Whittier Daily News MONTEBELLO, Calif. — A sheriff's SWAT team deputy was shot Wednesday... - Full Story
August 22, 2007

Philadelphia officer succumbs to gunshot wounds received 40 years earlier

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia policeman shot while on duty four decades ago died... - Full Story
August 22, 2007

Fla. deputy shot in head showing signs of improving health

By Andrew Tran and Ihosvani Rodriguez The Sun-Sentinel Related: Man who shot Fla. deputy practiced headshots... - Full Story
August 22, 2007

Chicago officer fatally shoots fleeing suspect

By Dan P. Blake Chicago Tribune Related: The angry specter of "shot in the back" rises once again CHICAGO... - Full Story
August 20, 2007

Suicidal Md. man fatally shot by police

By Gus G. Sentementes The Baltimore Sun PARKVILLE, Md. — Baltimore County police said that officers fatally... - Full Story
August 19, 2007

Ga. police fatally shoot raging driver

Suspect tried to run down officers with car By Adam Crisp Savannah Morning News SAVANNAH, Ga. — Details... - Full Story
August 19, 2007

Mo. officer kills man following shootout

By Leah Thorsen ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH MARYVILLE, Mo. — A Maryville police officer on Friday shot and... - Full Story
August 17, 2007

44 percent increase in fatal police shootings reported for 2007

44 percent increase in fatal police shootings across the country called "alarming." By MITCH STACY Associated... - Full Story
August 17, 2007

Slain St. Louis officer was alone because of lack of manpower

By Clay Barbour and Patrick M. O'Connell The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Officer Down: Norvelle Brown ST.... - Full Story
August 16, 2007

Fla. deputy accidentally shoots another deputy; vest prevents injury

The Associated Press PAHOKEE, Fla. — A Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy was examined and released from... - Full Story

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