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.
Police department spokeswoman Lt. Cindy Pruitt said the incident began when university police Cpl. Christopher Carter saw Redus driving his pickup erratically at a high rate of speed down a major city thoroughfare. When Redus pulled into the parking lot of the Alamo Heights apartment complex in which he lived, a struggle ensued.
Upon viewing the video of the incident in which Daytona Beach police officers were forced to shoot Jermaine Green while he held a woman hostage at knifepoint, 5 training challenges came to mind - Full Story
Trooper Matt Zistel of the Oregon State Police was fired on by an ex-U.S. Army Reservist named John Van Allen — Allen was killed by a single gunshot wound, but Zistel is preparing to return to patrol. Let's take 10 minutes to review the incident. - Full Story
The term 'tactical loitering' refers to a responder who arrives at the scene of a crime-in-progress but chooses to wait for others before taking action. Are they off base, or does this decision needlessly increase active-shooter death tolls? - Full Story