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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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Oakland ambush: Remember the fallen

Oakland ambush: Remember the fallen

On March 21, 2009, four brave Oakland officers were killed in the line of duty — engaged in the noble but dangerous calling that is law enforcement. Officers Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai are remembered for their dedication to their families, friends, and a gritty job they loved despite the risks involved. - Full Story


Sighted fire vs. point shooting: Tactics and scenarios

Often, discussions about point shooting and sighted fire present the two techniques as “either/or”... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Tenn. police fatally shoot leprechaun-garbed suspect

Two suspects were shot after exchanging fire with officers - Full Story


Suit says Ga. cop wasn't certified when he shot suspect

Deputy Billy Shane Harrison fatally shot a minister during an undercover drug operation - Full Story


Ohio cop killed responding to disturbance

Officer killed on duty remembered as "one of the best" - Full Story


Off-duty Calif. cop fatally shoots violent man

The man attacked the officer, who was with his 6-year-old daughter - Full Story


Guns used in shootings were confiscated, resold by Tenn. police

Guns used in shootings were confiscated, resold by Tenn. police

Law allows departments to sell confiscated weapons to buy other equipment - Full Story


Prone subjects: Deadly in an instant Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Prone subjects: Deadly in an instant

The Hillsboro (Ore.), Police Department and the Force Science Institute partner to explore threats posed by prone suspects — the Discovery Channel videotapes it - Full Story


Vt. officer's PTSD suit allowed to move forward

The officer claims he has PTSD after shooting a suspect - Full Story


Issue handguns: One size doesn’t fit all Mike Boyle - Firearms Training and Tactics

Issue handguns: One size doesn’t fit all

There is no reason that officers with shorter arms or smaller hands cannot perform to high levels - Full Story

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