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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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September 14, 2009

Pa. SWAT honored for shootout actions

By Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH, Pa. — On April 4, police Sgt. Sam Todd... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

W.Va. cop killed by friendly fire during pursuit

By Gary A. Harki Charleston GazetteCHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston police officer was killed,... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

NAACP seeks police changes after Ill. shooting incident at day care center

By Jesse Washington Associated PressROCKFORD, Ill. — The NAACP is renewing a push for federal standards... - Full Story
September 13, 2009

Former BART officer to stand trial on murder charge

By Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland TribuneOAKLAND, Calif. — Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle... - Full Story
September 12, 2009

Was 911 slow to aid Chicago cop under fire?

City probing what took so long to help off-duty officer By Fran Spielman Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO —... - Full Story
September 09, 2009
Minn. officer reportedly killed with own gun

Minn. officer reportedly killed with own gun

Source: Suspect seized weapon before being shot dead by Maplewood officerBy Nancy Ngo and Ruben Rosario... - Full Story
September 09, 2009

In one Texas town, officers serve double duty

By Marissa Millender Times Record NewsWICHITA FALLS, Texas — The heated moments of a double murder... - Full Story
September 08, 2009

Ohio man opens fire on officers, commits suicide

By Randy Ludlow, Theodore Decker and Kathy Lynn Gray Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — It was,... - Full Story
September 04, 2009
Tension between residents and cops in Ark. town after officer shoots fire chief

Tension between residents and cops in Ark. town after officer shoots fire chief

Associated PressJERICHO, Ark. — It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same... - Full Story
September 03, 2009

Agency will probe Ill. police shooting of suspect at day care center

Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — Cook County investigators and U.S. Justice Department mediators have headed... - Full Story

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