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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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February 29, 2008

LAPD fatally shoots suspect after pursuit

By Susannah Rosenblatt, Joel Rubin The Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer... - Full Story
February 29, 2008

Ariz. officer fatally shoots fleeing suspect

The Associated PressTUCSON — A veteran Tucson police officer fatally shot a man outside a home,... - Full Story
February 28, 2008

Va. police fatally shoot armed robber

By Duane Bourne The Virginian-PilotVIRGINIA BEACH — A man who was shot and killed by a Beach police... - Full Story
February 27, 2008

Pa. officer shot himself, authorities say

By Kathleen Brady Shea The Philadelphia InquirerDARBY, Pa. — Police have concluded that the gunshot... - Full Story
February 26, 2008

Tenn. deputies fatally shoot domestic abuser

By Robert Wilson The Knoxville-News SentinelMARYVILLE, Tenn. — Leroy Hickman Jr. had made clear... - Full Story
February 26, 2008

Wounded Calif. officer loses leg

By Jason Kotowski The Bakersfield CalifornianBAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield police Officer Dennis... - Full Story
February 25, 2008

Wounded Ariz. cop leaves hospital

By Elias C. Arnold The Arizona RepublicGOODYEAR, Ariz. - Goodyear police Officer Ricky Melrose was released... - Full Story
February 25, 2008

Miss. officers fatally shoot burglar

The Associated PressFLOWOOD, Miss. — A man is dead after a Flowood police officer allegedly shot... - Full Story
February 25, 2008

Ill. police critically wound man in standoff

By Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporter BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Bolingbrook police shot and critically wounded... - Full Story
February 24, 2008

Wounded Texas officer shoots robber

By Lindsay Wise The Houston Chronicle HOUSTON - A Houston police officer working an extra job as a security... - Full Story

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