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April 25, 2014

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him - Full Story
April 01, 2014

Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story
March 10, 2014

Video: NM man shot by police wanted 'suicide by cop'

Prior calls made it clear the suspect wanted to commit suicide by police officer - Full Story
March 10, 2014

Calif. officers shoot knife-wielding man in 'suicide by cop'

The death of the suspect was the first homicide on a train in the Regional Transit system's history - Full Story
February 28, 2014

Audio: Man threatened to shoot citizens if 'suicide by cop' didn't happen

The recordings detail the response to a Wash. suspect's initial calls that he was seeking "suicide by cop" - Full Story
February 05, 2014

Ohio officer cleared in 'suicide by cop' case

Sgt. Jeffrey Baker shot Julie Caudill, 43, in her Ponset Street home when she opened the door holding a handgun - Full Story
January 29, 2014

Top 5 police videos of January

By PoliceOne Staff If January is any indication of how the rest of 2014 will be, then officers are in... - Full Story
September 09, 2013

Mich. bystander foils suicide-by-cop plot

The man called 911 when he saw someone with a gun crawling under the police gates - Full Story
August 20, 2013

Friends tried to reason with 'suicide by cop' man

43-year-old Timothy Dillon was shot, injured by SWAT operator after pointing loaded weapon at deputies in attempt to force them to kill him - Full Story
May 31, 2013

Ex-cop who wanted 'suicide-by-cop' killed by police

It was the former cop's last stand after fleeing police on attempted murder charges - Full Story

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