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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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January 06, 2009

'Drop the weapon' is not just a request

Editor's Note: Too often, reporters reflect a general ignorance of the extreme challenges officers face... - Full Story
January 06, 2009

BART officer in fatal shooting has not given statement

Related article: BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion Video of BART officer fatally shooting... - Full Story
January 05, 2009

Video of BART officer fatally shooting fight suspect surfaces

By Demian Bulwa San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO — BART's police chief asked for patience from... - Full Story
January 05, 2009

Texas officers now face civil rights charges for '01 EDP shooting

By Jennifer Latson Houston ChronicleHOUSTON, Texas — Bob Meadours' family hesitated to ask for... - Full Story
January 03, 2009

Seattle police fatally shoot man who pointed rifle at officers

The Associated PressSEATTLE — A college student dressed in a vintage German military uniform who... - Full Story
January 03, 2009

Ohio police shot party-goers who wouldn't drop weapons

By Kevin Mayhood Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Like cowboys whooping it up, central Ohioans... - Full Story
January 02, 2009

Transit officer fatally shoots fight suspect

By Jill Tucker, Kelly Zito and Heather Knight San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO — A young man... - Full Story
January 01, 2009

Two held after shot fired at Minn. officer

By Mara H. Gottfried St. Paul Pioneer PressST. PAUL, Minn. — A man is under arrest after allegedly... - Full Story
December 31, 2008

Colo. deputy fatally shoots man who killed manager in gun battle

A member of the Boulder County Bomb Squad surveys the scene after a shooting suspect died in a gun battle... - Full Story
December 31, 2008

Officer who stopped mall killing spree facing criminal charges

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