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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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August 28, 2015

Reality Training: How cops can avoid an ambush

With the recent uptick in ambushes against cops, maintaining situational awareness is a key element in officer survival. In this installment of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews an incident out of Arizona in order to provide tips on avoiding an attack.
August 26, 2015

Fatal LASD shooting recorded on cellphone, released by suspect's family

The family claims the video is key evidence in a claim they filed against the county and Sheriff's Department.
August 25, 2015

Man who tackled La. cop killer says he's no hero

The department honored Robert Ledoux for his brave actions in taking down gunman.
KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana
August 24, 2015

1 person killed, Ala. officer wounded in shootout

Authorities say a gunfight involving police officers in northern Alabama left one person dead and an officer wounded.
August 17, 2015

Calif. cops shoot, kill homicide suspect who reached for handgun

The man reached for a handgun when two officers fired their duty weapons.
August 17, 2015

Multi-agency manhunt continues for second suspect in Calif. OIS

Police are searching for second suspect in shooting.
August 14, 2015

Reality Training: How cops can stay safe during a domestic call

Dave Smith reviews a tragic incident involving an Arizona officer in order to provide safety tips for cops responding to a domestic disturbance.
August 11, 2015

Ferguson suspect pulls gun minutes before OIS

Video shows him minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers.
August 10, 2015

Woman armed with knife in Capitol shot by officer

Officers told her to drop the weapon but she did not respond to their command and continued to advance.



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