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Week 337
June 15, 2007
Editor's note: If you plan to be at the Police & Security Expo in Atlantic City on June 19 & 20, be sure to stop by Booth #1135 to say hi to members of the P1 team who will be there to discuss some of the new and exciting things happening at PoliceOne.com, Calibre Press and The Police Marksman. We'll be announcing the first quarter of the 2008 Street Survival Seminar, handing out copies of the newest issue of The Police Marksman and passing out our ever-popular, ultra-stylish PoliceOne T-shirts. We hope to see you there.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

The worst possible news:
Death notification and body identification for law enforcement officers
Q: Recently, we had a multiple-casualty incident involving a traffic pile-up due to a drunk driver, in which four civilians and one officer were killed. A few of us were given the job of notifying the relatives, including the officer’s family, and of accompanying two families to the morgue to make an identification. We really weren’t sure how to handle this and I’m afraid it didn’t go very well. Is there any way to make this horrible situation any easier?

A: No way something like this is ever going to be easy, but there are ways of making it easier on both the victims and the notifiers ... Full Story

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Nightmare caught on in-car camera: A gunman steps out of a car firing a 9mm semi-auto with a 30+-round clip at the Kansas City officer who stopped him.
Watch video
K.C. officer praised for
quick reaction during gunfight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — "Officer down! Officer down! I’ve been hit!”

The voice on the police radio is urgent, but not panicked.

"Where are you?" another officer asks by radio.

"40 Highway and Sterling, just south of the QuikTrip, and I don’t know where he (the gunman) is ... Full Story

Related Stories:

K.C. police chief to rethink one-officer policy

Officer's winning mindset and calming self-talk saved his life after ambush shooting

Visit the P1 Officer-Involved Shooting section

PoliceOne Training Tip
One-man unit response to a disturbance call: What would you do?

In today's PoliceOne Video Tip of the week, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we follow along as an officer makes a solo response to a disturbance call involving four people. We explore the best tactical option for handling the scene and watch as potentially deadly errors are pointed out ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Leelanau County, MI Continues Successful Use of InterAct with CAD Integration into Phase 2 Wireless
[Interact Public Safety Systems]

N.M. patrolman dies in motorcycle accident
[Alamogordo, NM]

No bail for suspect in Ky. chief's death
[Clay City, KY]

Fla. drug dealers launch gunfight against ATF, 3 suspects wounded
[Orange County, FL]

Man attacks Chicago officers with cleaver; fatally shot
[Chicago, IL]

Officer Down

Cpl. Linden "Beau" Raimer
Madisonville, Louisiana

La. deputy dies when tree
falls during funeral
procession for colleague

End of Watch: June 13, 2007

Visit the P1 Officer Down page

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Institutionalize Challenge Coins Program at the National Level
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Calif. court rules police can use anonymous tip as prelude to searching home
[San Francisco, CA]

NYPD gains videotaping freedom
[New York, NY]

Random plate check leads to cocaine arrest in N.J.
[Bayonne, NJ]

Manhunt based on false report cost Vt. police $20,000
[West Charleston, VT]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"Note to self: Never point my slim, metallic cell phone at the Po during a felony stop."

Posted in response to an auto theft suspect getting shot by Oakland police for brandishing his mobile phone after a foot chase.

Career and Training Opportunities

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