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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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NY deputy fatally shoots lunging man

The suspect tried to attack the officer by throwing concrete at him - Full Story


Arrest made after 2 Fla. cops shot during pursuit

The suspect started firing at the officers during a foot pursuit - Full Story


DA says Utah officer was justified in shooting

The officer fired his gun during a standoff with an undercover informant - Full Story


Md. officers shot during traffic stop, suspect killed

One officer was shot in the cheek, the other in the hand - Full Story


Pain remains a year after Oakland police tragedy

Pain remains a year after Oakland police tragedy

The March 21, 2009 shootings was one of the worst tragedies in U.S. law enforcement history - Full Story


W.Va. cop survives shooting; manhunt for suspect

The Oak Hill officer's body armor protected him from being wounded - Full Story

In-depth News

Oakland ambush: Remember the fallen

Oakland ambush: Remember the fallen

On March 21, 2009, four brave Oakland officers were killed in the line of duty — engaged in the noble but dangerous calling that is law enforcement. Officers Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai are remembered for their dedication to their families, friends, and a gritty job they loved despite the risks involved. - Full Story


Sighted fire vs. point shooting: Tactics and scenarios

Often, discussions about point shooting and sighted fire present the two techniques as “either/or”... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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