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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. cops shot at carjacked vehicle, injuring 2-year-old

Police say 2-year-old is still in critical condition after five officers fired 42 rounds Friday at a carjacked vehicle - Full Story


Calif. police shoot man damaging cruisers with hatchet

The suspect was also shooting at cruisers and refused to drop his gun - Full Story


2 Ark. cops shot serving warrant

Neither suffered life-threatening injuries - Full Story


Tips for breathing while shooting

Improving your ability to use your firearm may involve practicing many elements, but one we take for... - Full Story


Wash. officer may face murder charge

Everett cop may see first-degree manslaughter go to second-degree murder - Full Story


Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree

Nashville Police Officer Justin Fox was at the right place at the right time to shoot three masked gunmen in a hotel lobby - Full Story


Ore. shooting prompts questions over police interview lag time

Second fatal Portland police shooting renews question of why it takes so long to interview officer involved - Full Story


Vegas officer critical after car chase, shooting

One of the suspects was killed by a responding officer; the other suspect was apprehended - Full Story

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NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

A young cop was shot twice in his lower abdomen during a blazing gun battle. A third bullet was lodged in his vest and would have been fatal if he wasn't wearing the armor. Despite being critically injured, 25-year-old Robert Salerno returned fire 16 times. This officer's experience proves the importance of wearing your body armor . - Full Story

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