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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 shot after striking Chicago officer with vehicle

P-1 Editor's Note -- "Treat a vehicle just like any other deadly weapon," says training expert... - Full Story


Officer who shot, killed a man had been involved in 2 previous shootings

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland police sergeant who shot and killed... - Full Story


Ky. officer fired on man who threatened with a gun

The Associated Press PARIS, Ky. — State police are investigating a shooting by a sheriff's deputy in... - Full Story


Use of warning shot at Tenn. courthouse questioned

By Don Jacobs and Ron Clayton The Knoxville News-Sentinel MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — When secretary Michelle... - Full Story


NYPD plainclothes officer shoots fleeing gunman

The Associated Press NEW YORK — An officer shot a man who ran after he was spotted carrying a gun, marking... - Full Story


Suspect opens fire at Penn. police in motel shootout

By Brock Parker The York Dispatch CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was killed in a shootout with... - Full Story


Northern Calif. officer fatally shoots murder suspect

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland police officer shot and killed... - Full Story


Ill. officer shoots at suspect trying to run him down

The Chicago Tribune MAYWOOD, Ill. — A Maywood police sergeant shot and wounded a person who allegedly... - Full Story


Ex-con who killed Phoenix officer had been deported

Erik Jovani Martinez is an ex-con deported in March By Amanda Lee Myers Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX, Ariz.... - Full Story


Off-duty D.C. officer fatally shoots teen

Associated Press WASHINGTON — An off-duty police officer investigating a burglary at his home killed... - Full Story

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