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Week 331
May 2, 2007
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Editor's Note: Congratulations to PoliceOne Member Officer Ken Hammond of the Ogden (UT) PD on being honored as the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund's "Officer of the Month." As detailed in his interview with P1, Ken bravely took action when an active shooter began killing people in a Salt Lake City mall . This recognition of his quick thinking and willingness to risk his own life to prevent the loss of others is well deserved. Our hats are off to you, Ken!

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

I have seen The Light: Part 2
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In an earlier P1 article, I wrote about "seeing the light" through the integration of less lethal force concepts and high tech illumination devices. I took a walk down memory lane and fondly recalled lessons learned concerning the role of the police flashlight during officer/subject interactions, the critical issue being that it didn't matter whether it was day or night; when you conducted police business you carried your flashlight.

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May Day immigration rallies around the nation, Tuesday, were calm, with the exception of Los Angeles, where clashes erupted. A dozen officers were hurt. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LAPD Chief Bratton to review use of force at Los Angeles protest

LOS ANGELES — A day of mostly calm immigration rallies around the nation ended with a clash in Los Angeles where officers fired rubber bullets and used batons against demonstrators. Police promised to review the use of force.

Several people, including about a dozen officers, were hurt during skirmishes at MacArthur Park near downtown late Tuesday. About 10 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries including cuts, authorities said. None of the injuries was believed to be serious ... Full Story

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Handling Protesters, Part 1

Handling Protesters, Part 2

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Eyes forward...

What bad habit should be broken when training to do building searches? A P1 member tells you in today's tip ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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