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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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Fla. officer shoots man using barbecue fork as weapon

By Jerome Burdi The Sun-Sentinel LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A 15-year veteran of the Lake Worth Police... - Full Story


Thousands gather to mourn fallen Ga. officers

By David Markiewicz, Kristina Torres, Paul Donsky The Atlanta Journal-Constitution They were called icons,... - Full Story


Off-duty Chicago officer shoots teen who tried to bring gun to school

By Angela Rozas and Jeremy Gorner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO, Ill. — An off-duty Chicago police officer... - Full Story


Utah officers fatally shoot sword-wielding man after he wounds officer

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — A man was shot and killed by police Monday... - Full Story


Police shooting shakes up Ohio town

By The Associated Press LIMA, Ohio — The death of Tarika Wilson during a drug raid has left tensions... - Full Story


Fla. officer shot by burglars

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona Beach police say a part-time officer was shot during... - Full Story

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Virginia officer slain serving drug warrant

Virginia officer slain serving drug warrant

CHESAPEAKE, VA – A 28-year-old Portlock man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Chesapeake Narcotics Det. Jarrod Shivers, an eight-year veteran on the police department and father of three.

Shivers was shot while executing a narcotics search warrant at Frederick's home Thursday. When Shivers attempted to make entry, shots were fired from inside the residence, strking the detective.

Scores of officers and heavily armed SWAT team members descended on the scene

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Virginia officer slain serving drug warrant

Officer Down: Detective Jarrod Shivers By John Hopkins The Virginian Pilot CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A... - Full Story


Suspect shot trying to run over deputies

The Orlando Sentinel ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man suspected of battering his girlfriend was shot... - Full Story


N.Y. officer justified in shooting knife-wielding suspect

The officer had a flashlight in one hand, trying to illuminate the moving target.By Sue Weibezahl Porter... - Full Story

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