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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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February 26, 2015

Ore. escapee shoots at cop, kills self

Former gang member who had escaped from a halfway house opened fire on a police officer before killing himself.
February 25, 2015

Community revamps home for Calif. cop shot in head

As Officer Gabriel Garcia continues his rehabilitation from an August shooting, many have come together to make home modifications so he'll have an easier recovery.
February 24, 2015

Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening."
February 24, 2015

'Targeted' Minn. cop thanks fellow officers amid investigation

Officer praised colleagues who "stepped up to the plate and got me to the emergency room."
February 19, 2015

Chicago cop accidentally shoots himself at courthouse

Officer was in the weapons room at the back of the courthouse when the gun discharged, striking the officer in the upper leg.
February 19, 2015

Okla. DUI suspect shot after brandishing knife during stop

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving.
February 18, 2015

Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving.
February 17, 2015

Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Newly released dash cam captured the deadly 2013 shooting of a suspect who pulled a handgun on an officer after being stopped.
February 17, 2015

Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon.



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