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Week 331
May 4, 2007
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Preventing accidental discharge during close quarters contact

By Rachel Fretz, PoliceOne Editor

On Thursday night, a California officer was wounded when his partner inadvertently discharged his gun during an undercover sting operation.

News reports have not disclosed full details of that particular situation, but most accidental (some also refer to them as "involuntary" or "negligent") discharges occur during high-stress situations when you're distracted and adrenaline is pumping.

Think of bailing out of a car and running after the bad guy ... Full Story

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N.Y. officer rammed by drunk driver, suffers head trauma

LONG ISLAND, New York — A Bayside man was arrested and charged with drunken driving after he slammed—at an estimated 60 mph—into the rear end of a stopped patrol cruiser early Thursday morning on the Long Island Expressway's right shoulder, seriously injuring a highway patrol officer ... Full Story

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