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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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The tragedy of a chief whose son killed a cop

Weeks after being sworn in as Dallas Police Chief, David Brown learned that his son killed an officer, on Father's Day - Full Story


Mehserle trial: Surprise testimony may boost defense

Witness in cross-examination said that he had once drawn his gun on a suspect during a fight without realizing he had done so - Full Story


SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State

"Jackpot is good, suspect is down," was the transmission that announced the successful conclusion of a 56-hour standoff - Full Story


Sister of Wash. cafe cop killer gets five years

She paid for the alleged getaway driver's motel room and bus fare - Full Story


Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range

On the range, officers are not going to turn suddenly up-range and engage a live-fire target with a real firearm — this would be considered unsafe — but this possibility does exist on the street - Full Story


Alleged cop-killer tossed from court after bashing lawyer

Could be sentenced to death if found guilty of murdering Sgt. in 2008 - Full Story


Robber tells man he shot Fla. cop

Police using DNA evidence to connect shooting, robbery - Full Story


Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack Jeremy Stafford - The Tactical Approach

Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack

Multiple Attack Counter Terror Action Capabilities — or MACTAC — is a blend of USMC fire-team tactics and current Police active shooter tactics - Full Story

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