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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: July 31, 2007

Arizona: The widow of fallen Phoenix Police Officer George Cortez, Jr., said she told her sons Saturday, one day after their father was shot and killed in the line duty, that they have a new angel watching over them from heaven.

South Carolina: Man shot and killed inside Summerville Police Department after overpowering officer and taking his Taser

Arizona: A fatal accident at the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is raising new questions about the safety of the facility near Pahrump

Wisconsin: Police counters Hollywood image of cops

Chicago: Police Taser man threatening to jump from ledge

Georgia: Man shocked once, maybe twice by Taser, autopsy says

Arizona: Exorcism attempt on girl, 3, ends in man's death. Grandfather dies after struggle with police checking on girl's welfare

North Carolina: Agencies join forces for new SWAT team. Gastonia, Belmont, Mount Holly, sheriff's office to share resources and save money

Indiana: The police department's new, full-time Gary S.W.A.T. team has all the usual head-to-toe bulletproof gear, high-powered weapons and specialized training.. They also have a mission

New Hampshire: Tasers gaining popularity with N.H. polic

Tennessee: Metro fires officer who shot, killed suspect. Cop appeals report of improper action

Tennessee: A man in a wheelchair was assaulted and died during a struggle with Franklin police officers who broke down his door and tackled him while investigating the theft of a $5 pack of cigars, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his mother

Florida: Family: police shooting of elderly man was murder. State attorney questioned tactics, but found nothing criminal

Michigan: Badge returned to sheriff's deputy 3 decades after it fell into Lake Michigan


School Safety/Rapid Deployment Training Section

Indiana: Shooter training prepares IUPD cadets . Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity served as training facility

Alabama: County officials participate in mock exercise at school

Georgia: Armuchee safety drill goes well. The exercise reveals some room to improve the emergency plan

Michigan: More should be done to keep city's schools safe, report says

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