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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.23.07


Texas: Hope grows for Dallas officer shot during SWAT raid

California: Dragnet in troubled area seizes a young suspect. 16-year-old held as deputy's family plans his funeral

Colorado: Police training material, including a DVD on ``special ops police tactics,'' were among items seized from the home of a 24-year-old man who police said killed four people at two religious institutions. Police seized 1,300 cartridges of ammunition, a knife, along with a ``Homicide Investigation'' textbook. Medina refused to comment on whether the evidence meant Murray may have been planning a much bigger attack. "I am a piece of ----, but I'm going to be famous now," Hawkins wrote in his suicide note.

Texas: The Port Police Officer shot and killed yesterday at the Port's firing range was wearing his vest at the time. But that couldn't stop a bullet coming from a rifle...that, according to Port Police Chief Luther Kim. Saavedra and Giannamore, both qualified range masters and experienced firearms instructors, were on duty at the time of the accident.

Canada: Use of term 'suicide by cops' grossly unfair

Montana: A Laurel police officer who fired two rounds at a driver he said rammed his vehicle during an early-morning traffic stop tried to keep firing, but his pistol jammed.

Georgia: Officer removed from K-9 unit after police dog dies in patrol car

Kentucky: Sheriff indicted on firearms training charges

Pennsylvania: Officer says prostitute he hired stole his gun

Los Angeles: Police panel requires financial disclosure for some officers; union sues

Florida: SWAT Team swarms residence used to grow and process marijuana.

Texas: Fort Worth police fatally shoot driver of suspected stolen car

Virginia: Police officer's family loses everything in fire

Texas: SWAT team fatally shoots suspect at home

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