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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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Minn. officer shot responding to domestic call

Authorities describe the officer's injuries as serious but non-life threatening - Full Story

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Wash. officer faces murder charge for shooting drunk driver

The officer maintains he feared he was going to be hit by the suspect's car during the incident - Full Story

In-depth News

Calif. town on edge after gang attacks

Calif. town on edge after gang attacks

After the most recent attack in Hemet, the City Council declared a state of emergency and will make security improvements to the police department. The stress of these attacks is taking a toll on the officers, who wonder if the suspects will strike again. - Full Story

Columns

Head-mounted cameras in use-of-force encounters Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Head-mounted cameras in use-of-force encounters

There are important differences in how human beings process information and how a camera does - Full Story

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Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers

HPD Officer Rick Salter told a local newspaper, “The shooter didn’t kill me, but he still took my life” — sadly, he is one of many cops in a similar circumstance - Full Story

Columns

The five rings and the pistol Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

The five rings and the pistol

You can’t do the cool stuff until you have mastered the basics - Full Story

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Mo. officer to wife: 'I'm still alive'

Officer Matt Crosby of Rock Hill remains in the hospital, paralyzed from the waist down - Full Story

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Ohio cop cleared of charges in shooting knife-wielder

Officer Shawn Bakr shot Misty Dawn Shook when she approched him with knife in hand - Full Story

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Ohio cops shoot man with a cleaver in Sikh temple

The suspect confronted the officers, moving toward them before being shot - Full Story



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