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2 Ariz. officers wounded in shootout; suspect dead

Officers are hospitalized after a shootout with a domestic violence suspect in a small town near the New Mexico border - Full Story

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Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Justice Department, which is defending the two deputy U.S. marshals being sued, says driver was shot only after he struck one of them with his car - Full Story

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Video: 2 Minn. cops shot, gunman killed during swearing-in ceremony

Video: 2 Minn. cops shot, gunman killed during swearing-in ceremony

A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night while two officers were being sworn in - Full Story

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Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Police opened fire and killed a suspect Monday after one officer was struck by a stolen car - Full Story

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Video: Trial begins for Wash. cop killer, footage captures part of rampage

Sequence of events began Oct. 22, 2009, when Christopher Monfort is accused of firebombing police vehicles, followed by the killing of an officer on Oct. 31 - Full Story

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After Ferguson, police consider 'tactical retreat' instead of force

Chiefs of the St. Louis and St. Louis County police have said in recent interviews they are reviewing training with the principles of tactical retreat in mind - Full Story

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Colo. suspect killed after officer stuck by car

When officers approached the vehicle, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Both officers then opened fire.

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Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

When officers approached the vehicle after determining it was stolen, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Police then opened fire - Full Story

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Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit

Pastor called 911 and said an armed man was threatening to kill a woman who was attending a wedding.

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Video: Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit

Pastor called 911 and said an armed man was threatening to kill a woman who was attending a wedding - Full Story



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