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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 07, 2009
N.J. police defend tactics, release video of fatal shootout

N.J. police defend tactics, release video of fatal shootout

By Michaelangelo Conte Jersey JournalJERSEY CITY, N.J. — Devastated they lost one of their own... - Full Story
August 07, 2009

FBI seizes La. police records on fatal shooting

By Brendan McCarthy Times-PicayuneNEW ORLEANS — Federal agents this week raided the office of the... - Full Story
August 07, 2009

Ariz. officer shot at scene of murder-suicide

By Dave Hawkins Las Vegas Review-JournalKINGMAN, Ariz. — A Kingman police officer was wounded during... - Full Story
August 06, 2009

Family dogs putting Atlanta cops on the spot

By Larry Hartstein Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionATLANTA — It's a split-second decision.Three times... - Full Story
August 05, 2009

Mass. police shot violent man to 'save their lives'

By Peter Schworm and Andrew Ryan Boston GlobeMALDEN, Mass. — Two police officers who "acted... - Full Story
August 05, 2009

Ga. man shoots and wounds two deputies, kills self

Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionNEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — Newton County officials say two sheriff’s... - Full Story
August 05, 2009

Tenn. police fire 59 shots at man with rifle threatening suicide

By Bill Poovey Associated PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Six officers fired at least 59 shots in less... - Full Story
August 04, 2009

Suit dismissed over girl's death in SWAT shooting

By Robert Jablon and Solvej Schou Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A judge abruptly dismissed a wrongful... - Full Story
July 31, 2009

Officers involved in fatal La. shooting resign

Associated PressHOMER, La. — Two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 73-year-old... - Full Story
July 29, 2009

Tenn. officers honored for actions in shooting

By Todd South Chattanooga Times Free PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — On his computer screen Fort Oglethorpe... - Full Story



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