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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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March 31, 2009

Profile of N.C. officer who ended violent rampage

By Estes Thompson Associated Press In an undated photo provided by the Carthage Police Department, Carthage... - Full Story
March 30, 2009

Mass. police shaken by man who beheaded sisters

By Jessica Van Sack Boston HeraldRelated Video: Man beheads sister; officers fatally shoot him BOSTON... - Full Story
March 30, 2009

N.C. gunman stopped by single shot from cop

Editor's note: Are you really ready for that “shots fired” call? Street Survival Seminar... - Full Story
March 29, 2009

Gunman kills seven in N.C. nursing home, wounds one officer before being shot and apprehended

By Tom Foreman Jr. and Kevin Maurer Associated PressCARTHAGE, N.C. — A gunman burst into a North... - Full Story
March 29, 2009

Mass. police save 9-year-old girl from man who killed her two sisters

By Glen Johnson Associated Press MILTON, Mass. — A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old... - Full Story
March 25, 2009

SWAT surround gunman who shot Fla. officer in face

News-Journal OnlineORANGE CITY, Fla. — A SWAT team has lobbed 17 canisters of tear gas into the... - Full Story
March 25, 2009

Three Texas men charged in cop-dragging incident

Associated PressRelated Video: Reality Training: Georgia Trooper DraggedRelated Articles: Va. man gets... - Full Story
March 24, 2009

Vigil planned as Oakland police killings sink in

Editor's note: After the following Associated Press article was published, hospital spokeswoman Andrea... - Full Story
March 24, 2009

More police using gunfire detection system

By Terry Collins Associated Press Engineer Stephan Noetzel alerts a police officer to gunshots on Illinois... - Full Story
March 23, 2009

Profiles of the four fallen Oakland officers

Editor’s Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and fellow officers of Oakland (CA)... - Full Story

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