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Week 340
July 6, 2007
Fatal shooting of Boston man called "suicide-by-cop"
QUINCY, Mass. — Police shot and killed a 65-year-old Quincy man yesterday after he attacked officers with a knife as they responded to a report of an attempted suicide.

Police and an emergency unit responded to a 911 call and found James Hart with self-inflicted knife wounds inside a small shed. When officers tried to force Hart out of the small structure with a chemical spray, he ran out and attacked with a 12-inch kitchen knife.

Mr. Hart lunged at two of the officers while urging them to shoot him ... Full Story

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Is a passenger "seized" during a traffic stop? The Supreme Court answers.
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PoliceOne Video Training Tip
2 pressure point techniques to keep in your DT arsenal

In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, produced by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore two highly effective pressure point techniques that although not often used, should remain a part of your defensive tactics arsenal ... Full Tip

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La. deputy, 22, fatally shot while responding to domestic
[Gretna, LA]

Tribal officer dies in Nevada wreck en route to call
[Fallon, NV]

Baltimore officer slashed; assault suspect shot
[Baltimore, MD]

Gunman opens fire on gamblers in Las Vegas casino
[Las Vegas, NV]

Officer Down

Master Trooper David Rich
Wabash, Indiana

Indiana trooper fatally shot
on highway

End of Watch: July 5, 2007

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D.C. officer fatally shoots man who grabbed fellow officer's gun
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Court overturns Calif. officer's suspension for amateur videos
[San Francisco, CA]

Wisc. police seek hospital escapee who assaulted officer
[Waukesha, WI]

Girl, 11, charged with DUI after high-speed chase, Ala.
[Orange Beach, AL]

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