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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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Will to Win: Lance Shipman (Part 1)

Imagine being engaged in a violent physical confrontation and then all of a sudden, you find yourself looking down the barrel of your own firearm! And to make matters worse, an angry crowd is shouting for your assailant to shoot... On January 22nd, 2008, Corporal Lance Shipman attempted to stop a vehicle as it exited a neighborhood known for high crime and drug activity. In the first part of this three-part series, hear Corporal Shipman explain how he ended up in this perilous situation.

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N.H. trooper, suspect shot during warrant service

Related article: 5 lessons learned from a warrant service gone bad The Associated PressCHARLESTOWN, N.H.—... - Full Story

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Kansas officer discusses 'brush with death'

By Stan Finger The Wichita EagleWICHITA, Kan. — Officer Dan Taylor leaned down inside the ambulance.... - Full Story

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911 call casts doubt on Inglewood fatal shooting

Related article: Controversy heats up in L.A. shooting The Fresno BeeLOS ANGELES — A transcript... - Full Story

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Reports of wire taps emerge in Drew Peterson case

Related articles: Drew Peterson: Psychologically ready to be arrested, Ill. sergeant suspected of murder... - Full Story

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Undercover Boston cop shoots teen

By Milton J. Valencia and Gabrielle T. Dunn The Boston GlobeBOSTON — A Boston police officer working... - Full Story

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Fla. man wrote suicide note before shooting at police

By Stephen Thompson The Tampa TribunePINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Dallas Dwayne Carter, 44, had both hips... - Full Story

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Controversy heats up in L.A. shooting

Related article: Calif. officer involved in second fatal shooting By Thomas Watkins The Associated Press... - Full Story

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Retired NY Sgt. killed in apparent 'suicide-by-cop'

By Tanangachi Mfui and Alison Gendar The Daily NewsNEW YORK — A retired NYPD sergeant was shot... - Full Story

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Oakland man shot by cops after chase dies

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — One of two men shot by Oakland police... - Full Story



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