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.
LT. Randy Sutton has been involved in four officer involved shootings during his career. He shares his story of the most recent shooting he witnessed which involved a murder-suicide situation. Sutton was very impressed with the way his team handled the situation, both professionally and tactically. He explains that as a leader, he wanted to be sure his team walked away from the situation feeling healthy and confident in their decisions.
You don't have to spend too much time reviewing the headlines on PoliceOne to know that law enforcement encounters against armed assailants are on the rise. John Farnam, a nationally-known firearms trainer, offers strategies to ensure that the number of times cops win those fights increases as well. What will you do on that fateful day when you face an armed adversary? - Full Story