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Mike Williams' 05.10.06 local cop news


Mississippi:   Pearl's police chief says the officer shot in the leg is doing well. He is the first officer ever shot in the line of duty in that city. "The fourth shot hit our officer in the leg. The shield man got in front of the officer to protect him and dragged the officer out," said Chief Bill Slade. (I cannot imagine what would cause a SWAT Team these days to NOT use ballistics shields. Ours have saved our butts on more than one occasion and we have heard back from at least two departments who send officers to our SWAT schools that their officers have been saved by a shield stopping rounds fired at them)

California: Extended police family mourns inexplicable loss.

Canada: Police shooting makes remembrance ceremony more poignant.

Florida: Tough solutions for a tough problem. OPD says keeping order requires Tasers. Critics say the neighborhood is singled out unfairly.

Kansas: A former Kansas City, Kan., police officer has filed a lawsuit against Taser International, contending an electrical shock from a Taser stun gun during a training exercise caused muscle contractions severe enough to fracture one of his vertebrae.

Ohio: Man Dies after Being Shocked With Taser Gun. Ashtabula County Sheriff's deputies were called to Newline Road after reports that Kenneth Cleveland was threatening a father and son who were riding ATVs in front of his home. Deputies said that when they arrived, Cleveland had a handgun in his waistband.

Florida: A man suspected in at least two carjackings, a home invasion, and a police chase is dead today after being shot by a Sheriff's deputy.

Australia: Motorist shoots officer three times in back: police.

California: Arrests of 800 gang members, seizure of 276 guns lead to crime drop.
 

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