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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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Man stabs Ill. officer with utility knife, suspect fatally shot

By Lolly Bowean The Chicago Tribune JOLIET, Ill. — A 54-year-old Joliet man was shot to death by a police... - Full Story


N.Y. man shoots police with pellet gun, officer returns fire

The New York Sun NEW YORK — A man who fired at a police Lieutenant in Queens on Saturday night was wielding... - Full Story


Man points rifle at Utah officer; suspect fatally shot

By Jason Bergreen The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake City Tribune CENTERVILLE, Utah — An officer responding... - Full Story


Suspect shoots at Wisc. officer during traffic stop

The Associated Press ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — Authorities are seeking a man who shot at a Rothschild police... - Full Story


Fla. police fatally shoot suspect after hostage standoff

The Associated Press PALATKA, Fla.— Police in Palatka, Florida, say they've shot and killed a man who'd... - Full Story


Officer's winning mindset and calming self-talk saved his life after ambush shooting

From the Calibre Press Street Survival Newsline He admits he had become somewhat complacent when it came... - Full Story


Man attacks Chicago officers with cleaver; fatally shot

By Mary Owen The Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police fatally shot a man Thursday after he charged... - Full Story


Slain small town Ky. police chief was my friend, suspect says

Editor's Note — Chief Lacy's death at the hands of an acquintance reminds us, yet again, that there... - Full Story


Northern Calif. officer shoots auto theft suspect

Inside Bay Area OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland police officer shot an auto theft suspect in the buttocks... - Full Story


K.C. officer praised for quick reaction during gunfight

Editor's Note — This incident is notable for several reasons, says Street Survival Seminar lead instructor... - Full Story

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