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Week 346
August 15, 2007
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— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

The angry specter of "shot in the back" rises once again
A volatile and crime-ridden neighborhood on Chicago's West Side came close to exploding recently after an officer shot a convicted teenage drug dealer in the back.

The deceased's family filed the inevitable lawsuit for "wrongful" death — couldn't the officer see that the suspect was turning away and stop himself from pulling the trigger? The Force Science Research Center says no ... Full Story

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Fla. sheriff's deputy fatally shot in cruiser;
3rd Fla. officer killed in 10 days

Sgt. Ron Harrison was fatally shot in his sqad car by a man who barricaded himself in a house and opened fire on officers. The suspect was shot and killed. Watch video
BRANDON, Fla — Sgt. Ron Harrison had just completed operating a DUI checkpoint when a series of shots rang out.

Harrison was hit multiple times. He activated his emergency lights, crossed the median and crashed into a tree about a half-mile away.

Deputies arrived at the home of the shooter and were met with gunfire.

"It sounded like a war zone" ... Full Story

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Ore. police shoot man with realistic toy gun

Police and witnesses say Thomas Hagar ignored an officer's orders to drop the weapon and yelled, "Just shoot me," as he advanced. Watch video

Tips on lifting latents

Lifting latent prints can be difficult, especially when you're dealing with dirty windows or sticky floors.

In today's tip a P1 member shares some key advice that can help you locate and lift the prints you need to secure your case.

He covers topics like determining how much powder to use, and how to use your breath to locate hard-to-spot prints ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
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K.C. police officers become targets in rash of shootings
[Kansas City, MO]

SUV driver opens fire on Utah police
[Salt Lake City, UT]

NYPD warns of homegrown terrorists
[New York, NY]

Man with machete fatally shot by CHP officers
[Los Angeles, CA]
Officer Down

Deputy Chief George
"Bill" Stanford
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyo. Chief has fatal heart attack
End of Watch: August 13, 2007

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Pipe bombs found by Fla. police during traffic stop
[Boynton Beach, FL]

Colo. police bring down 'huge' drug lab
[Boulder, CO]

N.J. officer makes daring save in rough water
[Lavallette, NJ]

Nev. deputy arrests own wife on suspicion of DUI
[Elko, NV]

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