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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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Officer and suspect killed after standoff in Texas

Officer and suspect killed after standoff in Texas

Smith County Constable Dale Geddie (left), 45, was killed, and Deputy Daniel Leon, 34, was shot while they responded to a domestic disturbance call Wednesday. Officers fatally shot the suspect, 52-year-old Joseph Earl Walsh, after a 2-hour standoff with police. (AP Photo/Smith County Sheriff's Office) - Full Story


Standoff on rooftop of La. bank ends peacefully

Bob Anderson; Florida Parishes Bureau The Advocate Copyright 2006 Capital City Press All Rights Reserved... - Full Story


Officer and suspect killed after standoff in Texas

Visit Constable Geddie's Officer Down The Associated Press Smith County Constable Dale Geddie and Deputy... - Full Story


Police: Ohio gunman kills self after office standoff

The Associated Press EUCLID, Ohio- A gunman burst into a medical building and held his ex-girlfriend... - Full Story


Man kills 2, shoots self after Va. standoff

The Associated Press HARRISONBURG, Va.- A man shot two people to death in a medical supplies business... - Full Story


Smoke bomb ends 6-hour Maine standoff

BETTY JESPERSEN Blethen Maine News Service FARMINGTON Copyright 2006 Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc. All... - Full Story


3 dead, 2 wounded in Ohio standoff

The Associated Press SWANTON, Ohio- A man called police after stabbing his wife, then shot an investigating... - Full Story


Maintaining the Dr. George Thompson - Verbal Judo Tactics & Techniques

Maintaining the "semantic edge"

In Tactical Communication/Verbal Judo we make a major distinction between natural language and tactical la... - Full Story


N.C. man surrenders after standoff, setting house on fire

Thomasi McDonald, Staff Writer Copyright 2006 The News and Observer RALEIGH -- Authorities arrested James... - Full Story


Suspect takes civilian employee hostage in Baltimore police station

The Associated Press BALTIMORE- A narcotics suspect armed with a sharp object took a hostage inside a... - Full Story

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