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.
A study shows that 87 officers died in the line of duty between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year. At this point last year, 61 officers had died, making this year’s total a 43 percent increase. If the trend continues, 2010 could become one of the deadliest years for U.S. police agencies in two decades. - Full Story