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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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April 08, 2010
Tips for interviewing of OIS survivors Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Tips for interviewing of OIS survivors

In one word, name a critical — and unfortunately common — mistake investigators make when... - Full Story
April 05, 2010
Ambush: Awareness means avoidance Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Ambush: Awareness means avoidance

Though the numbers vary considerably, anywhere from 11 to 20 percent of the officers killed by gunfire each year die in ambush scenarios - Full Story
April 01, 2010
In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid

A violent domestic, a house fire, a knife-wielding suspect, multiple rescues, and a “seamless response” give us an opportunity to sit back and be amazed - Full Story
March 25, 2010
Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree

Nashville Police Officer Justin Fox was at the right place at the right time to shoot three masked gunmen in a hotel lobby - Full Story
March 12, 2010
Prone subjects: Deadly in an instant Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Prone subjects: Deadly in an instant

The Hillsboro (Ore.), Police Department and the Force Science Institute partner to explore threats posed by prone suspects — the Discovery Channel videotapes it - Full Story
March 12, 2010
Issue handguns: One size doesn’t fit all Mike Boyle - Firearms Training and Tactics

Issue handguns: One size doesn’t fit all

There is no reason that officers with shorter arms or smaller hands cannot perform to high levels - Full Story
March 10, 2010
5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an "unarmed" subject

In Waterloo, Iowa, a suspect is "unarmed" — but still very dangerous — in a textbook case for never underestimating a "weaponless" opponent - Full Story
March 07, 2010
Police Limit Comic: March 7, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: March 7, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
March 01, 2010
Product Review: Ruger LCR Double-Action Revolver Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Product Review: Ruger LCR Double-Action Revolver

The LCR, a radical new snubnose .38, seems like something out of Buck Rogers, and when you read the list of ingredients, it seems even more space age - Full Story
February 24, 2010
 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Officer James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD just had his sixth OIS — some reporters have decided there's something wrong with that on its face - Full Story



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