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.
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.