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Officer-Involved Shootings

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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September 25, 2015

Reality Training: Surviving a sudden shooting at a traffic stop

Dave Smith reviews footage of a sudden attack on a Texas deputy during a traffic stop in order to provide key tips on survival and catching the perpetrator.
September 22, 2015

2 officers wounded, 2 suspects dead in Calif. shooting

The officers were trying to serve a warrant to the men sitting in a car when gun battle broke out.
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September 20, 2015

Calif. cop shoots suspect from helicopter, ends wrong-way pursuit

Officer-involved shootings from the air are rare, but not unheard of.
September 19, 2015

Ga. officer shot and wounded; 2 suspects caught

Officer tried to pull vehicle over as part of a gun-running investigation when a gun battle ensued.
September 16, 2015

Ariz. officer shot multiple times, manhunt underway for suspects

The officer is in serious condition, but expected to survive thanks to his vest.
September 15, 2015

Ky. trooper tried to help suspect before fatal shooting

When the trooper found the driver had a suspended license, he tried to arrange for overnight lodging.
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September 11, 2015

Reality Training: Using an ECD on a suspect with a deadly weapon

Dave Smith evaluates the proper time to deploy an ECD in a dangerous situation and how cops should prepare for the possibility of the device failing.
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.

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