12/05/2007

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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.05.07

Wisconsin: Boy, 3, finds gun, then kills himself

Florida: A traffic stop went awry Monday when a man who was being pursued for speeding crashed his car into a fence, struggled with an officer and was then shot, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.

New Mexico:  The Albuquerque Police Department is warning that up to 37 officers could lose their law enforcement certification if they don't attend required firearms training

New York: A 51-year-old man upset by a series of prank phone calls was wounded by a Broome County deputy after firing a shotgun into the air outside his home, authorities said Monday.

Chicago: A teenage boy was cited in a juvenile petition Monday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with what police called the accidental shooting of a 4-year-old relative while they were handling a gun which belonged to a Chicago corrections officer.

Colorado: Former Las Animas County Attorney Shot To Death; Wife Arrested. Las Animas Deputy Witnessed Fatal Shooting. An arrest warrant said Tatum, 68, had slapped and punched Ann Tatum, 57, on Thursday before she pulled a .38-caliber revolver from her purse and shot him repeatedly, then took another revolver away from him and fired again.

Massachusetts: The Barnstable police are seeking the public's help in finding a non-lethal shotgun, designed to shoot beanbags, which may have been taken from a police car Saturday night.

Kansas: Congressional visit features Taser demonstration

Texas: “Maynard” the Kangaroo escapes from vet's yard. Police high-tail it over as Maynard flees Lewisville vet's yard. The pursuit of Maynard reached speeds as high as 25 mph and attracted a gaggle of officers and children and other neighbors trying to catch or catch a glimpse of the creature. A police officer eventually caught him by the tail. 

Video of "Maynard" the Kangaroo  

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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