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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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Police fatally shoot armed man near U.S. Capitol

Associated PressWASHINGTON — A chaotic scene unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police... - Full Story

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R.E.S.C.U.E.: Saving the life of a downed officer without sacrificing your own Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

R.E.S.C.U.E.: Saving the life of a downed officer without sacrificing your own

Few emotional flashpoints in policing match seeing a fellow officer go down from hostile fire in an ac... - Full Story

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Explosives found at home of Texas deputy's killer

Explosives found at home of Texas deputy's killer

By Arelis Hernandez Associated PressBAYTOWN, Texas — At least 100 explosive devices were found... - Full Story

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Police chief defends Va. officers in shooting

By Amanda Codispoti Roanoke TimesROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police were called to Robert Douglas Mattox's... - Full Story

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L.A. deputies thought cell phone was a gun, fatally shot man

By Richard Winton Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — Two deputies apparently mistook a cellphone for... - Full Story

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Former cop kills Texas deputy, dies after standoff

By Arelis Hernandez Associated PressBAYTOWN, Texas — A gunman shot and killed a southeast Texas... - Full Story

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Officer deaths up in first half of '09

Officer deaths up in first half of '09

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayWASHINGTON — The number of police officers killed in the line of duty... - Full Story

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N.Y. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him

By Tom Hays Associated PressNEW YORK &mdsah; A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his... - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot man on rampage

Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. — Police fatally shot a man after he allegedly beat a woman with... - Full Story

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NYPD cops hit with ricocheting gunfire aimed at dog

By Chuck Bennett and Larry Celona New York PostNEW YORK — Three NYPD officers and a civilian were... - Full Story



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