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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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November 30, 2009

Conn. cops rally as shooting suspect goes to court

By David Owens Hartford CourantHARTFORD, Conn. — About 75 Hartford police officers, joined by colleagues... - Full Story
November 29, 2009
4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop ambush

4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop ambush

Slain officers were sitting in the coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington, reading their computers before the start of their shifts - Full Story
November 28, 2009

Off-duty Okla. officer shoots firefighter brother-in-law

By Ann Kelley NewsOk.comMANGUM, Okla. — An off-duty policeman shot his brother-in-law Thanksgiving... - Full Story
November 26, 2009

Philly officer in shooting has a record of complaints

By Allison Steele Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — Seven years ago, an Internal Affairs investigator... - Full Story
November 25, 2009

Editorial: When policing gets personal, violence can follow

Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — Cops are human, and the natural impulse to help a family... - Full Story
November 25, 2009

Teen pleads guilty in Calif. border agent's death

By Elliot Spagat Associated PressSAN DIEGO — A 17-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to killing a Border... - Full Story
November 24, 2009

Questions surround off-duty Phila. cop's shooting

By Allison Steele The Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Questions surrounding the death... - Full Story
November 23, 2009

Ore. gunman killed after police chase

Associated PressHILLSBORO, Ore. — A gunman fatally wounded a passenger in another vehicle at an... - Full Story
November 23, 2009

N.Y. teen fatally shot after pointing gun at officers

The Associated PressNEW YORK — A teenager killed in a confrontation with New York City police over... - Full Story
November 22, 2009

Colo. officer injured in shoot-out 'doing well'

Denver PostWESTMINISTER, Colo. — The two bank robbery suspects killed in a shootout with Westminster... - Full Story

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