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.
Colorado fugitive Jesse R. Mathews, charged in the April 2 fatal shooting of Sgt. Tim Chapin, is brought into a court hearing in Chattanooga on Wed. Witnesses described the shooting in detail. (AP Photo/Bill Poovey). "Like it was nothing"
The suspect stood behind a parked car with a shotgun pointed at Sgt. James Kelemen. As backup arrived, the man opened fire, hitting the officer in the face. Backup returned fire immediately, killing the suspect. Officer survives