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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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Tenn. cop shot responding to alarm

By Matt Lakin The Knoxville News-SentinelKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A routine burglar alarm call Tuesday... - Full Story


Va. officer was justified in fatal shooting

By Aaron Applegate The Virginian-PilotVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The police officer who shot and killed... - Full Story


Witnesses dispute Denver cops' account of shooting

By Tom McGhee The Denver Post DENVER, Colo. — Two neighbors who witnessed Denver police fatally... - Full Story


Tribe to meet with Calif. deputies over shootout

The Associated Press By ALLISON HOFFMAN SAN DIEGO--Leaders of a Southern California Indian tribe plan... - Full Story


NJ officer critical after shooting in the Bahamas

The Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas -- Authorities say a U.S. police officer was shot while vacationing... - Full Story


N.J. officer shot stopping robbery

NewsdayNEW YORK — A Bergenfield police officer is in stable condition after he was shot at point-blank... - Full Story


Shooter mocked fatally wounded officer

The Associated Press Officer Down: Sergeant Lee NewbillMOSCOW, Idaho — The man who gunned down... - Full Story


Calif. officers fatally shoot man trying to run them over

By Thomas Watkins The Fresno BeeINGLEWOOD, Calif. — The police chief Wednesday called the fatal... - Full Story


Colo. parole officer fatally shoots man

By Tillie Fong The Rocky Mountain NewsDENVER — A state parole officer shot and killed a man at... - Full Story


Utah police wound man after he fires on them

The Deseret Morning NewsWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police say a man fired multiple shots at officers... - Full Story

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