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.
A police officer was accidentally shot and killed during a confrontation Saturday night between officers and man wielding "Rambo-type knives" inside a home in a New York City suburb. An MTA officer fired the shot. (Image CBS NY) Suspect also dead
On December 9, 2007 a 24-year-old gunman named Matthew Murray launched a brutal assault on the parishioners of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs (Colo.) that left two innocent victims dead. Because of the quick actions of a former police officer from Minnesota named Jeanne Assam, that number could easily have been much, much higher. Assam explains in a new video segment produced by the PoliceOne Video Team for the PoliceOne Academy that she very nearly decided to not go to church that day. However, on the morning of the shooting, she saw a headline on her computer indicating that two young people were murdered at a training center for Christian missionaries some 70 miles away in the Denver suburb of Arvada. The headline shook her.
A Colorado officer was shot and killed in a gunfight at a mobile home park Wednesday night. The suspect once told the park manager: "If I get pulled over, it's gonna be a bad day for a policeman, because I'm not going to jail." Man shot self
The U.S. Marshal who was killed by a drug suspect in St. Louis yesterday is the second in the agency to be fatally shot in the past month. The violence highlights the rise of what some call "a different kind of criminal." Inclined toward violence