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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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Seattle officer talks about shooting cop killer Maurice Clemmons

Seattle officer talks about shooting cop killer Maurice Clemmons

Officer Benjamin Kelly told an inquest jury that he was alone when Clemmons approached him on a dark Seattle street. The confrontation ended with Kelly killing the man who had murdered four Lakewood officers. Full story

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Anger over Pa. police shooting near playground

Three undercover officers opened fire on a wanted suspect in front of children - Full Story

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Pittsburgh police implement changes year after shooting tragedy

Pittsburgh police implement changes year after shooting tragedy

Almost a year after the deadly Stanton Heights ambush that left three officers dead, the Pittsburgh police department has purchased 46 assault rifles. The shooting highlighted the need for cops to have weapons that could match the firepower of violent suspects. But new firearms aren't the only upgrades intended to improve safety. - Full Story

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Texas teen fatally shot after firing at deputies

Officers had been searching for the 14-year-old boy, who was reported missing - Full Story

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Pa. cops hunt for man who shot officer

The suspect pointed a gun at Sgt. Robert Ralston's head, but the officer escaped serious injury - Full Story

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Ambush: Awareness means avoidance Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Ambush: Awareness means avoidance

Though the numbers vary considerably, anywhere from 11 to 20 percent of the officers killed by gunfire each year die in ambush scenarios - Full Story

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Pa. officer narrowly avoids fatal gunshot

Sgt. Robert Ralston pushed the gun away from his head just in time - Full Story



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