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Officer-Involved Shootings

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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January 30, 2008

Texas police fatally shoot man after threats

By Kevin Moran Houston Chronicle HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Two Hempstead police officers fatally shot... - Full Story
January 29, 2008

2nd La. officer shot in two days

The Associated Press SHREVEPORT, La. - A spokeswoman for Shreveport police says a police officer who... - Full Story
January 28, 2008

Slain N.Y. officer possibly mistaken for suspect

Ridley was not in uniform and was out of his jurisdictionThe Associated Press Officer Down Officer Christopher... - Full Story
January 28, 2008

NOPD officer fatally shot with own gun

The New Orleans Times-Picayune NEW ORLEANS — Cops have arrested a suspect in the brutal early morning... - Full Story
January 28, 2008

Texas officer still critical after shootout

By Lindsay Wise and Jennifer Leahy The Houston Chronicle HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A veteran Precinct... - Full Story
January 27, 2008

Off-duty N.Y. officer slain breaking up brawl

Related: Slain N.Y. officer may have been mistaken for a suspect By Sabrina Ford and Christine Caulfield... - Full Story
January 25, 2008

Ontario police rifle goes off during raid

By Melinda Dalton The Record KITChENER-WATERLOO, Ontario — A high-powered police rifle went off... - Full Story
January 24, 2008

La. officer fatally shoots armed drug dealer

By Walt Philbin and Daniel Monteverde The New Orleans Times-Picayune JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — A... - Full Story
January 24, 2008

Fla. officer shoots man using barbecue fork as weapon

By Jerome Burdi The Sun-Sentinel LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A 15-year veteran of the Lake Worth Police... - Full Story
January 24, 2008

Thousands gather to mourn fallen Ga. officers

By David Markiewicz, Kristina Torres, Paul Donsky The Atlanta Journal-Constitution They were called icons,... - Full Story



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