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.
Surveillance cameras show the gun battle that took place after Jerry Kane and his 16-year-old son murdered West Memphis Police Officers Bill Evans and Brandon Paudert on May 20, 2010. Suspects neutralized
Police surround the vehicle of the suspects who killed two officers with AK-47s. The minivan was tracked to a parking lot where authorities rammed it and killed the suspects in a shootout. (ClipSyndicate photo) Chief's son among victims
Officer Benjamin Kelly told an inquest jury that he was alone when Clemmons approached him on a dark Seattle street. The confrontation ended with Kelly killing the man who had murdered four Lakewood officers. Full story