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Week 350
September 14, 2007

Gunman suspected in Fla. police killing shot dead

A gunman armed with a high-powered weapon killed one Miami-Dade County police officer and injured three. After a massive manhunt, the suspect was tracked down and fatally shot. (AP Photo) Watch Video
CUTLER BAY, Fla. — A massive 12-hour manhunt across South Florida for a gunman who killed one police officer and injured three others ended with the suspect shot dead during a gunbattle 30 miles away.

The suspect, Shawn Sherwin Labeet, was found shortly before midnight Thursday at a Pembroke Pines apartment complex.

"It is absolutely as a result of an all-out law-enforcement effort to apprehend this individual and some very good investigative work that we were able to locate him and attempt to place him in custody" ... Full Story

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Code calls: The elephant in the room

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Nobody wants to talk about officer deaths by looking at bar graphs and statistics. But doing it can reveal part of the picture that isn't always acknowledged, the "elephant in the room" that is too often ignored.

This year, 48% of all officer deaths were vehicle related. Many of these fatal crashes occurred when the officers were using emergency equipment, and not surprisingly, the majority occurred en route to a call while driving at a high speed. That's right: Code calls ... Full Story

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On the Road: Accident reconstruction
In today's P1 video tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore the impact thorough investigations can have on highway safety, both in terms of vehicle design safety and the investigation and prosecution of dangerous driving ... Full Tip

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Kan. department loses 2 squads in chase;
chief not changing pursuit policy

[Harvey County, KS]

Former Tenn. officer accused of planting crack
[Chattanooga, TN]

68-year-old 'angry' Conn. driver rams car into police station
[East Windsor, CT]

Helicopters essential in Ga. State Patrol
[Perry, GA]
Officer Down

Corporal Abel Marquez
Odessa, Texas

3rd officer hit in Texas
shootout succumbs to wounds

End of Watch: September 12, 2007
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Rise in violent crime has impact on Fla. K9s
[Orange County, FL]

Mo. officer's lawyer: Teen who taped cop is a police baiter
[St. George, MO]

Judge: Chicago PD can't deny comp time over cop shortages
[Chicago, IL]

Mass. chief accused of 'belly bumping'
[Gloucester, MA]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"This 'officer' should be fired, charged with the appropriate statutes and sent a bill for the helicopter and other units that were unnecessarily tied up. "

Member comment in response to a Texas officer who shot himself in the chest, and told investigators two suspects had done it.

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