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Kansas escapee, dog trainer captured in Tennessee
LANSING, Kan.- It was only about two weeks of freedom, but murderer John Manard and the dog trainer accused of helping him escape from prison appeared to have enjoyed themselves while they were on the run ... Full Story

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(left) Inmate John Manard, left, is followed by Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program President Toby Young as he walks his dog on the grounds of the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kan. in this photo taken Dec. 8. Menard, in prison for first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and possession of firearms, and Young, who worked with Manard in the dog rescue program, were captured Friday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel,File)

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Competition and training: How to train; how not to train
by PoliceOne columnist Ralph Mroz, Training Director, Police Officers Safety Association

Back in the September/October 2001 issue of American Handgunner, Ken Hackathorn (one of the most respected people in tactical training) said that, in relation to people serious about surviving, "... don't shoot IPSC ... I can't tell people ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:

Tactical Positioning
Submitted by: Training Sgt. Chris Johnson, North Myrtle Beach (SC) DPS
When an officer has a citizen encounter they should consider their "tactical position." We all have been trained to maintain some distance from the citizen/suspect. This is to allow reaction time in the event of an attack. Typically six feet is a good distance or the two-arms-length rule should be employed for an unarmed encounter ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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