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Mike Williams' 03.02.07 local cop news

South Carolina: Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy killed. Our condolences go out to our good friend and newsletter member Captain Allen Freeman and his Spartanburg County law enforcement family on the loss of their Brother officer. Captain Freeman runs the Southeaster SWAT Challenge and has become a good friend of Chattanooga SWAT over the years.

South Carolina: Video defends officer in shooting.

Texas: SWAT officer shot in training session.

Florida: Man kills himself after holding family hostage.

California: Police Tuesday released the names of four Santa Rosa SWAT team members involved in the fatal shooting of an Oakland homicide suspect who fled from a Santa Rosa hotel Friday night.

New Mexico: SWAT team finds suicidal suspect is former colleague.

Canada: Taser alone didn't kill suspect. The pathologist who examined Geldart's body, told the inquest that in his opinion the primary cause of Geldart's death was "excited delirium," a condition in which a mentally ill person is acutely agitated, violent, sweating profusely and showing an insensitivity to pain.

Maryland: County police say using a stun gun would not have been an alternative to deadly force in any of the five fatal shootings involving police since December.

California: Police department, high school practice shooting scenario.

Massachusetts: Judge orders re-sentencing of convicted cop killer.

Atlanta: Elderly woman’s shooting aftermath reaches City Hall. Council committee bucks mayor; Pennington under fire from within police department.

Virginia: Police: Shooting outside station likely suicide. A woman was found bleeding to death in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Police Department.

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