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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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Calif. officer's single shot killed bank robber who held hostages

"This was a clear, calculated ambush situation for officers and deputies," Redding police Lt. Scott Mayberry said - Full Story


Texas cop stops gunman who killed one

Associated PressEDINBURG, Texas — A gunman opened fire at an elderly care center in Texas on Thursday,... - Full Story


Nearly 40 percent of police departments report 'uptick' in assault weapons

Nearly 40 percent of police departments report 'uptick' in assault weapons

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayCriminals increasingly are choosing high-powered firearms such as assault weapons,... - Full Story


U.S. Supreme Court year in review: Cases and faces from 2009 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

U.S. Supreme Court year in review: Cases and faces from 2009

Even before Sonia Sotomayor became the newest Justice, the Court rendered decisions that directly impact the way police officers do their job - Full Story


N.M. officers responding to domestic dispute shoot husband

By Jeff Procter Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Veteran Rio Rancho Police officer Charles... - Full Story


Edged weapon reminders

By PoliceOne StaffIn the wake of a fatal shooting involving a 62-year-old woman armed with scissors,... - Full Story


Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story


School threats: Are you ready?

By PoliceOne StaffCongratulations to the school resource officer who acted on this tip and shut down... - Full Story


Accused Seattle cop killer pleads not guilty

By Gene Johnson Associated PressSEATTLE — Paralyzed by a detective's bullet, a man accused of killing... - Full Story


Ambush survival tip: Scan and process

Related tips: John Farnam's reminders to... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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