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Standoff Situations

Standoff Situations

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.
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Calif. cop shot with pellet gun spared gunman's life

Calif. cop shot with pellet gun spared gunman's life

The officer was praised for not returning fire when it would have been justified to shoot back - Full Story

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Iowa cop shot, killed, suspect charged

Officer Jamie Buenting, 37, was hit by a single gunshot Friday morning from a suspect holed up inside a home - Full Story

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Ark. State Police won't probe 107-year-old's death

A State Police spokesman said the department has declined a request to probe the incident in which the man fired and officers returned fire, killing him - Full Story

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Texas cop shot in head ID'd, 9 hour standoff ends

Aaron Terrazas, 34, is recovering in intensive care; Melvin McKinney surrendered and exited the motel unharmed - Full Story

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Texas cop shot in head, SWAT surrounds gunman's hotel

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that an officer responding to a call in a Super 8 hotel room was shot in the head during the exchange but is expected to survive.

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Texas cop shot in head, SWAT surrounds gunman's hotel

The officer is expected to survive; SWAT is in contact with the gunman - Full Story

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Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

SWAT released gas into the room when negotiations failed, prompting the elderly man to fire, and was shot dead.

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Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

SWAT released gas into the room when negotiations failed, prompting the elderly man to fire, and was shot dead - Full Story

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Vegas police rescue children after 22-hour standoff with mom

Sara Jones suffered a face wound after she was shot by SWAT; an officer was shot in the leg when she returned fire - Full Story

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Suspect killed, officer injured during Fla. shootout

The deputy was not shot, but suffered an arm injury and was treated and released - Full Story



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