Better defensive tactics and training helps curb police deaths




April 23, 2008

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Better defensive tactics and training helps curb police deaths
Better defensive tactics and training helps curb police deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new emphasis on defensive tactics and weapons training is contributing to a dramatic reduction in police officer fatalities across the country after one of the deadliest years in two decades.

Fatal police shootings have been cut in half, to 11, compared with this time last year. Police deaths overall have declined 39 percent.


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