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.
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
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