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Week 330
April 25, 2007
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Brian Williams, with the NBC Nightly News, reports from the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Stephanie Klein-Davis)

The Big Picture:
Working with the media

By Rachel Fretz, PoliceOne Editor

In situations that involve a barricaded and/or active gunman, stealth tactical movement is critical. The recent Virginia Tech shooting stands as a reminder of this, as responding officers needed to focus on locating and stopping the shooter without giving up their positions and becoming targets. Doing this is challenging and dangerous in and of itself ... Full Story

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2 officers fatally shot in Ind. and N.Y.

Gunman shoots from motel room: Ind. officer dies of gunshot wounds

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The gunman who fatally shot a South Bend police officer Tuesday morning was reportedly shooting erratically at signs near a local nightclub before wounding the officers at the door of his Wooden Indian Motel room ... Full Story

2 N.Y. state troopers shot; 1 dies of injuries

MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. — A state trooper was shot to death and another was wounded in this Catskill Mountains town Wednesday as police chased a suspect in the shooting of a third trooper hours earlier, authorities said ... Full Story

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Officer Down: Corporal Nick Polizzotto

Officer Down: Trooper David Brinkerhoff

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
More on safe shoulder mic usage

As a follow up to a tip previously submitted, I've also noticed that I tend to lift my elbow when using a shoulder mic, thereby exposing my unarmored underarm ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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13-year-old boy dead after shootout with officers on Mont. highway
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Coast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of cocaine
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'Full-scale riot' at Indiana prison
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Cross-dressing robber walks into N.M. bank, leaves 'bomb'
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Deaths at Calif. resort called 'suicide-by-cop'
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British police arrest 6 people accused of inciting terrorism
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Several female NYPD officers say their supervisors made Imus-like remarks
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Report: Rescuers often can't find 911 callers using cell phones
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