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.
In May 2007, Officer Joe Yzaguirre of the Henderson Police Department was wounded when he and several officers attempted to free a young woman being threatened by her husband. The firefight and aftermath make for a remarkable example of the intensity and emotion officers face in such critical incidents. This is a gripping story of officers confronting a suspect bent on murder... and what happens when things go suddenly wrong -- with an officer's foot stuck through a door and shots fired!