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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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Retention shooting: What is it? Mike Rayburn - Combat Gunfighting

Retention shooting: What is it?

One only needs to look at the Unified Crime Reports from the FBI to determine that the majority of of... - Full Story

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FBI agent accused in shooting death of Puerto Rico officer

By Manuel Ernesto Rivera Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities charged an FBI agent... - Full Story

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Violent tragedies can happen anywhere

By Brad Dickerson Highlands TodayAvon Park Police Chief Matt Doughney was going into military service... - Full Story

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N.J. police defend tactics, release video of fatal shootout

N.J. police defend tactics, release video of fatal shootout

By Michaelangelo Conte Jersey JournalJERSEY CITY, N.J. — Devastated they lost one of their own... - Full Story

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FBI seizes La. police records on fatal shooting

By Brendan McCarthy Times-PicayuneNEW ORLEANS — Federal agents this week raided the office of the... - Full Story

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Ariz. officer shot at scene of murder-suicide

By Dave Hawkins Las Vegas Review-JournalKINGMAN, Ariz. — A Kingman police officer was wounded during... - Full Story

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Family dogs putting Atlanta cops on the spot

By Larry Hartstein Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionATLANTA — It's a split-second decision.Three times... - Full Story

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Mass. police shot violent man to 'save their lives'

By Peter Schworm and Andrew Ryan Boston GlobeMALDEN, Mass. — Two police officers who "acted... - Full Story

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Ga. man shoots and wounds two deputies, kills self

Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionNEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — Newton County officials say two sheriff’s... - Full Story

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How would you perform in these off-duty active-shooter drills? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

How would you perform in these off-duty active-shooter drills?

By now, most progressive agencies are into conducting patrol-level active shooter drills. But how ab... - Full Story



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