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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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July 18, 2007

Wash. officer shot during standoff

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A police officer was wounded in a standoff with a man who barricaded... - Full Story
July 18, 2007

2 Kan. officers shot responding to hostage standoff

The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — A hostage standoff at an apartment complex ended early Wednesday... - Full Story
July 18, 2007

Hundreds line up to pay tribute to fallen NYPD officers

NEW YORK — For nearly six days, Tatyana and Leonid Timoshenko held vigil at the hospital bedside of their... - Full Story
July 18, 2007

Ill. sheriff's deputy dies from June gunshot wounds

The Associated Press Read News Report: 2 held in Ill. deputy shooting, hostage standoff Officer Down:... - Full Story
July 17, 2007

Parolee shot by Tex. deputy after standoff

JOHNSON COUNTY, TX — A Johnson County deputy shot a 51-year-old parolee Monday after the man refused... - Full Story
July 17, 2007

Chicago officer inadvertently shoots boy

The Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was wounded by a Chicago Police officer Monday in what... - Full Story
July 16, 2007

Man shot, killed in Colo. capital

By Steven K. Paulson The Associated Press DENVER — A man carrying a gun and declaring "I am the emperor"... - Full Story
July 16, 2007

Chicago officer shoots man in struggle for gun

Cop shoots man in alleged struggle for gun By Andrew L. Wang, Tribune staff reporter The Chicago Tribune... - Full Story
July 16, 2007

Woman shoots 3 Chicago officers with shotgun

Editor's Note — "When approaching a house, officers tend to sweep side-to-side, but forget to look up,”... - Full Story
July 15, 2007

Pittsburgh officer shoots suspect after getting cruiser rammed

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A city police officer shot a man in the face after a car chase in which... - Full Story



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