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.
In the wake of the incident last week in Santa Rosa (Calif.) that left a 13-year-old boy fatally shot, we should again discuss the interwoven issues of Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety - Full Story
We’ve all heard after-action reports of gunfights ranging from “I don’t remember my sights or aiming or trigger or anything” to “I can recall seeing my sight clearly on his chest at close range and pressing controlled shots into him.” - Full Story
The suspect's mother had written of his eratic behavior several times in an attempt to have him placed in a mental institution; meanwhile thundreds of mourners lined the street and packed a civic center in honor of Deputy Scott Ward, who was shot and killed by the suspect in an exchange of gunfire. - Full Story
A Long Island police officer and another person were killed after shooting erupted Tuesday morning during what a witness described as a routine traffic stop at the New York City limits on Long Island. (ABC7 Image)