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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
April 03, 2013

Police shoot armed man at station; find suicide note in pocket

The man aimed a fake gun, forcing the officer to fire; the note claimed he had cancer and apologized for burdening police - Full Story
March 11, 2013

Fla. man killed by police after dousing self in gasoline, wielding scissors

The suicidal man came at officers and refused to back off, forcing the officers to fire - Full Story
March 05, 2013

Suicidal corrections officer killed in standoff with Texas police

The man beat his ex-girlfriend, staged a car accident to explain her wounds, then barraged himself in his home for hours - Full Story
February 21, 2013

Video: Cops shoot, kill charging robbery suspect

The man taunted them, asking them to come closer before charging at them - Full Story
February 13, 2013

Video: Police forced to fire at Ohio man wielding rifle

The police chief suggested the suspect wanted the officers to kill him - Full Story
February 12, 2013
Del. courthouse gunman was ex-father-in-law

Del. courthouse gunman was ex-father-in-law

Suspect died after killing his ex-daughter-in-law and her friend, then exchanging gunfire with police - Full Story

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