The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
A federal marshal who was shot in the head yesterday during a St. Louis gunfight has died. Another marshal and a police officer were also wounded in the incident, which left the suspect dead. 10 years with marshals
Twenty years ago today, what would have been a traffic stop escalated into a high-speed chase that ended with the filmed beating of Rodney King. The video was aired on the news that evening, changing policing forever.
Video: 'No animosity'
The pursuit started after a man stole a Red Bull from a convenience store. Cops chased him until he pulled into a Wal-Mart parking lot, exited his truck, and approached them with a weapon held in both hands. Man killed instantly