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Officer-Involved Shootings

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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The 'excited utterance' and officer-involved trauma Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

The 'excited utterance' and officer-involved trauma

In making 'spontaneous exclamations' or 'res gestae statements' following a critical incident, an officer is merely trying to construct a narrative that makes sense to a freshly-traumatized brain - Full Story


Dash cam video used to convict deputy's killer

Deputy Tony Diaz was killed out of anger and a desire to retaliate, judge said - Full Story


Officer John Carter: A story of overcoming Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Officer John Carter: A story of overcoming

Helen Keller once said, “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” Disney has made a... - Full Story


Prosecutor: Ark. constable's death is justified

Jefferson County Constable Tommy Holcomb died in a shooting in a gas station parking lot - Full Story


Police: Suspect in Calif. bank standoff knew hostage

The gunman shot and injured by Buena Park SWAT officers apparently knew the bank manager he held hostage - Full Story


2 cops injured, suspect shot at Colo. mobile home

The second officer, who was not just knocked down, but also dragged between the truck and the pavement, was able to free himself and shoot the suspect - Full Story


2 New Orleans cops shot, 1 suspect dead

An early morning traffic stop developed into a gunfight - Full Story


8 ways to help another cop after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

8 ways to help another cop after a shooting

Often fellow officers unwittingly inflict secondary assaults because they don’t know how to appropriately relate to a colleague who has been involved in an OIS or other critical incident - Full Story

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