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Pellet guns like the ones above, which look remarkably like lethal weapons, have gotten at least one teenager killed in Florida and caused scares at schools around the country. Law enforcement officers may not be able to distinguish these from fully functional guns and may need to respond with deadly force if such a weapon is aimed at them. (AP Photo/Steve Pope)

Realistic pellet guns pose problems
for law enforcement

MINNEAPOLIS- Popular new pellet guns that look remarkably like lethal weapons have gotten at least one teenager killed in Florida and caused scares at schools around the country in recent months.

The guns are used to play a military-style game called airsoft, which is similar to paintball but cheaper and less messy, because the weapons fire plastic pellets instead of paint capsules that burst on impact ... Full Story

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What to keep in your tactical first aid kit

Q: As a street cop, I know I need to be prepared to handle trauma wounds. What should I keep in my first aid kit to treat these?

Dr. Czarnecki: Police officers should carry a medical kit specifically designed for penetrating trauma (gunshot wounds and stab wounds). Such a kit can be assembled at a fairly low cost ...
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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Knife in ceiling a reminder that "hands up" dangers still exist

While executing a search warrant with our county Sheriff's Department, I entered a kitchen from the living room and discovered that the bad guys had stuck a lockblade knife into the ... Full Tip (Secured- law enforcement only)

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Md. man shot by police after holding knife to infant daughter
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