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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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Pa. man shoots at cops after parking dispute

Cops came to remove man who threatened a neighbor, but Errol Parker Sr. shot at officers - Full Story

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 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Officer James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD just had his sixth OIS — some reporters have decided there's something wrong with that on its face - Full Story

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NC man shot after charging officer with rifle

The suspect came out of the house and started shooting, prompting officers to return fire - Full Story

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Suspect dead after chase at Ariz. military base

Security officers shot two suspects during a police chase - Full Story

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Will to Win: Randy Sutton

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.

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Why are so many older cops being killed?

Applying the law of large numbers to recent officer fatalities may reveal a disturbing trend — at the very least it makes us stop and think - Full Story

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Killing of Vegas courthouse gunman 'justified'

Officers fatally shot Johnny Lee Wicks, who had opened fire in a Las Vegas courthouse and killed a federal court guard - Full Story

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Ariz. cop's sixth shooting raises eyebrows

Officer James Peters is on paid leave following his sixth on-duty shooting - Full Story

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Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Police say robbery suspect assaulted officer before she fired her weapon - Full Story

In-depth News

Winning your next gunfight

Winning your next gunfight

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



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