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Week 334
May 21, 2007
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Idaho officer dies in courthouse ambush

A shooting rampage at a courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, Sunday has left one police officer and two civilians dead. Watch video

Idaho courthouse rampage a "planned attack on law enforcement"

MOSCOW, Idaho — A sniper sprayed dozens of bullets on a courthouse, killing a police officer and wounding a sheriff's deputy and a civilian, then apparently killed a caretaker and himself Sunday in a nearby church, police said.

Investigators believe the shooter deliberately fired into an emergency dispatch center inside the Latah County Courthouse late Saturday to lure people into the line of fire ... Full Story

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It's all in your head
How a chemical in your brain determines "high performance"
Researchers have now identified a specific brain chemical that appears to influence how well you'll perform under stress and how emotionally resilient you'll be after a critical incident. The more you have of this powerful ingredient, called neuropeptide Y (NPY), the better off you'll likely be when your life is on the line.

"Maybe somewhere down the road every officer before every shift will be injected with NPY, but I don't see that in the near future," says Bill Lewinski ... Full Story

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Consider where you carry your duty bag
We all like to have our duty bags with all of our forms and goodies in them. Many officers, myself included, carry this bag on the front passen ger seat of our patrol cars, but from a tactical standpoint, this may pose problems ... Full Tip

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Ga. deputy dies in car crash
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Body of missing S.C. constable believed found
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Man dies after shots fired by off-duty NYPD officer
[New York, NY]

Calif. officer shot, wounded; suspect killed
[Oakland, CA]

Officer Down

Sergeant Lee Newbill
Moscow, Idaho

Idaho officer fatally shot
by gunman

End of Watch: May 20, 2007

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Tex. officer injured in head-on collision
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Fla. officer shoots 2 pit bulls during attack
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