The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.
A young cop was shot twice in his lower abdomen during a blazing gun battle. A third bullet was lodged in his vest and would have been fatal if he wasn't wearing the armor. Despite being critically injured, 25-year-old Robert Salerno returned fire 16 times. This officer's experience proves the importance of wearing your body armor . - Full Story
On March 21, 2009, four brave Oakland officers were killed in the line of duty — engaged in the noble but dangerous calling that is law enforcement. Officers Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai are remembered for their dedication to their families, friends, and a gritty job they loved despite the risks involved. - Full Story