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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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June 11, 2012
What's the difference between 'offensive' and 'defensive' shooting? Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

What's the difference between 'offensive' and 'defensive' shooting?

When trained thoroughly, mentally, physically, and visually in true reactive shooting, there is no difference between 'offensive' and 'defensive' shooting - Full Story
June 07, 2012
The moral imperative of survival Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

The moral imperative of survival

We may sense a global sadness about the loss of one’s potential for good, but being thankful that the other guy is dead and you’re still alive is not morally repugnant - Full Story
June 04, 2012
Train your brain to win the fight Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Train your brain to win the fight

Coach your students — and yourself, since we are all self-taught to a large degree — using positive techniques under stressful conditions as much as possible - Full Story
June 01, 2012
Lessons learned from an Ohio SBC incident Chris Cerino - Firearms Training: Fundamentally Sound

Lessons learned from an Ohio SBC incident

Is your 'tactical toolbox' a mess or is it organized with your favorite tool right on top, ready to use? - Full Story
May 24, 2012
Law mandates fitness for police officers Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Law mandates fitness for police officers

Be serious in your physical training — your life depends on it now and your quality of life depends on it later - Full Story
May 11, 2012
Is the piston the next big evolution for the AR? Andrew L. Butts - Firearms Evals

Is the piston the next big evolution for the AR?

One of the most discussed changes has been the switch from the original gas tube system to that of an external piston to cycle the action - Full Story
May 09, 2012
Setting the record straight on the Newhall Incident Mark Schraer - Moving Beyond Qualification

Setting the record straight on the Newhall Incident

For more than forty years it has been wrongly alleged that Officer James Pence placed spent casings into his jacket pocket during the gunfight - Full Story
May 03, 2012
Parole for Kan. cop-killer George Rainey? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Parole for Kan. cop-killer George Rainey?

We've worked cases like these a half dozen or more times, and we've got a a pretty outstanding success rate - Full Story
April 16, 2012
Live-fire training in teams Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Live-fire training in teams

Let's start practicing team gunfighting skills to magnify our effectiveness when deadly force is required - Full Story
April 13, 2012
Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting

In a few, fortunately quite rare cases, a good guy becomes the bad guy and these encounters turn deadly - Full Story



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