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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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December 29, 2011
2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy

The strategies outlined below are simple but many require a change to the way we think and train as a law enforcement culture - Full Story
December 26, 2011
'Red Teaming' the cop killer Fred Leland - Staying Oriented

'Red Teaming' the cop killer

Getting “inside the mind” of those who wish to do police officers harm can be an extraordinary tool to help cops win the fight when a cop killer crosses our path - Full Story
December 20, 2011
Firearms training: High-performance dry-fire training concepts Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Firearms training: High-performance dry-fire training concepts

A full 98 percent of people who dry practice are not getting the full benefit from it that they could — particularly as it relates to peak performance - Full Story
December 20, 2011
Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15

What do you get the PoliceOne editor who pretty much has all the AR-15 accessories he will ever need or want? A bag to put it all in! - Full Story
December 14, 2011
Shot 5 times, a sergeant reflects on lessons learned Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Shot 5 times, a sergeant reflects on lessons learned

The shooting that might have killed a drug-interdiction sergeant in Nashville (Tenn.) except for a tin... - Full Story
December 12, 2011
'They're gonna kill you': One warrior's will to win Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

'They're gonna kill you': One warrior's will to win

James Van Alstine’s life-and-death encounter proves that if you’re ever struck by gunfire, keep on fighting, because the will to win is a potentially life-saving force - Full Story
December 09, 2011
2011 in Review: 7 key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

2011 in Review: 7 key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court sets the minimal constitutional standard to be applied, state courts are free to provide broader constitutional protections under state constitutions - Full Story
December 09, 2011
Officer Stacy Booth: 'I didn’t think I'd survive' Luke Whyte - Triumph and Tragedy

Officer Stacy Booth: 'I didn’t think I'd survive'

Booth underwent four surgeries in the first two days after the shooting, waking up after a medically induced coma to discover she was breathing through a tube - Full Story
November 10, 2011
5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews

Part Two: Dr. Ed Geiselman offers tips for protecting yourself from an interviewer who doesn’t understand the principles of human memory - Full Story
October 31, 2011
Concealed carry: Kahr Arms CM9 Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Concealed carry: Kahr Arms CM9

Shipping only one magazine with the pistol is part of how Kahr can shave $221 off the price of their identically-sized PM9, but it should be illegal to sell any defensive pistol with only one magazine - Full Story



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