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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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April 01, 2015

Man wielding dual weapons killed after charging at Texas cop

Suspect was carrying a baseball bat in one hand and a screwdriver in the other.
March 29, 2015

Off-duty Pa. officer shot and killed

Richard Womack, Darby Township police commissioner, said the officer was shot once in the chest.
March 26, 2015

Neb. state senator: 'My ISIS is the police'

State senator is in hot water over anti-police comments in which he compared officers to the Islamic State extremist group.
March 26, 2015

Ga. police shoot man in Maserati driving toward them

Man killed after police said he drove a Maserati toward them admitted last year to driving toward another officer and accelerating, according to court records.
March 25, 2015

Ariz. cop escapes death as gunman attempts to sneak up behind him

Officer Cesar Nelson responded to a domestic disturbance February 16 when the attempted ambush occurred.
March 24, 2015

Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance.
March 23, 2015

Suspect dead, 8 cops wounded in Ariz. melee

Brawl in a parking lot left one suspect dead and several wounded, including one officer who was shot in the leg.
March 21, 2015

Protesters shove cops, throw chairs after DA says Pa. OIS isn't crime

Ten people were arrested at a Philly community meeting after protesters battled with cops in anger over the DA's decision in a fatal OIS.
March 20, 2015

Navajo officer, gunman killed in Ariz. shooting

Police responded to reports of a man armed with an assault rifle holding his family hostage when the suspect opened fire.



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