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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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Cop loses eye, man killed in gunfight

Cop loses eye, man killed in gunfight

The suspect stood behind a parked car with a shotgun pointed at Sgt. James Kelemen. As backup arrived, the man opened fire, hitting the officer in the face. Backup returned fire immediately, killing the suspect.
Officer survives


Video: Cop loses eye, suspect killed in gunfight

After the man fired his shotgun, officers returned fire and killed the suspect - Full Story


Shooting center mass: Shooting to kill or to stop? Roy Bedard - Learning from the Experience

Shooting center mass: Shooting to kill or to stop?

In part one of this three-part series, PoliceOne Contributor Roy Bedard examines the oft-used mantra in police deadly force training: "We don’t shoot to kill. We shoot to stop." - Full Story


Iowa deputy killed questioning subject

The killer remained barricaded in his home for three hours before exiting with a firearm and being fatally shot by SWAT - Full Story


Tenn. officer shot to death by fugitive

Sgt. James T. Chapin, 51, was shot and killed Saturday after responding to robbery at pawn shop - Full Story


Video: Increasing your draw speed

In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Firearms Columnist Ron Avery performs a series of drills related... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Off-duty NJ cop shoots gunman mid haircut

The Paterson officer sprang from a barber's chair when he spotted a man removing a handgun from his waistband - Full Story


Calif. Deputy kills man who allegedly pointed shotgun

Friends and neighbors are raising questions about the shooting death of the 58-year-old man - Full Story


1978 cop killer up for parole

1978 cop killer up for parole

Jimmie Nelms walked Kansas State Trooper Conroy O’Brien into a ditch, pistol whipped him and fractured his skull, then told him to beg for his life before shooting him twice, killing him. How to stop his parole


Many oppose viewing dash cam of Fla officers' deaths

The defense is against the release, because they say it would hinder the possibility of Morris getting a fair trial - Full Story

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