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2 officers wounded at Conn. Navy base

Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man - Full Story

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Md. officer who shot handcuffed suspect gets 5 years

Former officer convicted in a shooting that paralyzed a handcuffed suspect from the waist down was sentenced Thursday - Full Story

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Good Samaritans tackle Texas man fleeing in stolen squad

A suspect who opened fire on an officer before fleeing in his squad car was taken to the ground by Good Samaritans.

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Good Samaritans tackle Texas man fleeing in stolen squad

A suspect who opened fire on an officer before fleeing in a squad car was taken to the ground by Good Samaritans - Full Story

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Wash. cops mistakenly shoot 911 caller during manhunt

Man who called 911 to report a suspicious car on Halloween was fired upon several times by officers who mistook him for an armed suspect.

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Wash. cops mistakenly shoot 911 caller during manhunt

Man who called 911 to report a suspicious car on Halloween was fired upon several times by officers who mistook him for an armed suspect - Full Story

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Deadly Calif. pursuit cuts through golf course

Video captured police pursing a minivan through a golf course during a pursuit that stretched from Corona to Perris in Southern California.

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Video: Deadly Calif. pursuit cuts through golf course

Video captured police pursing a minivan through a golf course during a pursuit that stretched from Corona to Perris in Southern California - Full Story

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Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me."



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with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
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