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Mike Williams' 05.26.06 local cop news

Michigan: An 11-year veteran of the city police department died this morning from wounds suffered in a shootout last night. (Another argument for patrol rifles. The suspect kept officers pinned down and they could not rescue the wounded officer until an officer with a rifle showed up and killed him).

Virginia: Officer ''devastated'' by fatal shooting of plainclothes colleague.

Indiana: An hour long standoff between an Evansville man and police Wednesday afternoon ended with a fire, a gunshot and a dog bite. (Another callout involving fire)

Tennessee: A police officer that was injured in a shoot-out with former Hot Boy Tab "Turk" Virgil has won a $10 million dollar judgment against the rapper.

California: Passenger describes police shooting. Woman says slain driver didn't try to hit officer.

New Mexico: Albuquerque standoff ends after nine hours. (Video) 

New Jersey: Cops storm home to end standoff. Armed man refuses to give up for 4 hours.

Texas: Handcuffed Suspect Escapes Police Car At 55 MPH. Man Suffers Minor Injuries.

Arizona: Coming to our jails: Taser video.

Indiana: Taser, Non-Lethal Rounds End Standoff.

Texas: A pit bull that had attacked another dog and was attempting to attack its owner died Tuesday night after being repeatedly shocked with a Taser by a Fort Worth police officer.

Indiana: Police Officer Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Crashes.

Georgia: Police K-9 Bites Officer, Suspect During Not-So-Routine Traffic Stop.

Canada: Officer cleared in stun gun incident. Using stun gun on agitated patient 'reasonable, necessary': watchdog.

About the author

Mike Williams is the Assistant Chief of the Chattanooga TN police department and a 33 year law enforcement veteran. He was a SWAT officer for more than 25 years and teaches Tactical Team Commanders Courses for Team One Network www.teamonenetwork.com  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors (www.ialefi.com ) and is chairman of the editorial committee. He also produces the daily Police Related News electronic newsletter which goes out to over 2,000 police officers in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on a daily basis and the weekly IALEFI newsletter.
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