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Seven tips for roadside officer safety
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by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster

In a matter of a day's time, two officers are dead and one is in the hospital after being hit by passing traffic (see related articles below). Vehicular threats can come in two forms; one an accidental collision with a patrol unit or officer and the other an intentional assault against the officer using the vehicle as a weapon ... Full Story

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Mo. Cpl. John A. Sampietro, Jr. killed in the line of duty

P1 Columnist Capt. Travis Yates' section Police driving

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Two chiefs wounded, suspect killed in Ga. courthouse shootings
GBI Director Vernon Keenan at the courthouse square in Lumpkin, Ga., Thursday. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
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LUMPKIN, Ga.- The police chief, a county deputy and a paramedic were shot in this small town's courthouse square Thursday and the suspected gunman was killed during an ensuing gunbattle, authorities said ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Safety Tip:

Body language and the value of critiquing (Secure- law enforcement only)
by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster & In the Line of Duty
The value of candidly critiquing situations in which an officer makes mistakes in an effort to teach other officers how to avoid those same errors is tremendous ... Full Story

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Officer Down:
Cpl. John Sampietro
Mo. Cpl. John A. Sampietro, Jr. killed in the line of duty
[Springfield, Missouri]

Tractor-trailer kills NY deputy during traffic stop
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