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.
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.
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