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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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NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

A young cop was shot twice in his lower abdomen during a blazing gun battle. A third bullet was lodged in his vest and would have been fatal if he wasn't wearing the armor. Despite being critically injured, 25-year-old Robert Salerno returned fire 16 times. This officer's experience proves the importance of wearing your body armor . - Full Story

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NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

Cop shot three times but is saved by vest; suspect dead after NYPD fires 21 times - Full Story

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ACLU 'disturbed' by L.A. police shooting

Family members say that officers shot an autistic, unarmed man - Full Story

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NY officer shot while responding to call

The officer is conscious after being rushed to hospital - Full Story

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NY deputy fatally shoots lunging man

The suspect tried to attack the officer by throwing concrete at him - Full Story

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Arrest made after 2 Fla. cops shot during pursuit

The suspect started firing at the officers during a foot pursuit - Full Story

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DA says Utah officer was justified in shooting

The officer fired his gun during a standoff with an undercover informant - Full Story

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Md. officers shot during traffic stop, suspect killed

One officer was shot in the cheek, the other in the hand - Full Story



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