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Sept. 15, 2008

Editor's Note:

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Charles Remsberg’s latest book, Blood Lessons, a great addition to the library of any law enforcement officer. In order to learn a little more about the book, you should check out Jim Glennon’s article today.

We must also address the fact that due to a server malfunction, some of you may not have received our two latest Newsletters (the 9/11 Tribute as well as the regular Friday Newsletter). This technical matter has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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LAPD officer among those killed in L.A. train crash

Officer Spree Desha was killed in the collision of a MetroLink commuter train and a Union Pacific Railroad freight train. Following practice for off duty officers riding on the train, Officer Desha was in uniform and in the first passenger car when the accident occurred. (Photo courtesy of LAPD)
LOS ANGELES — Amid the ranks of the city's young, ambitious police officers, Spree Desha stood out. It was not just that she was tall and striking, although she was both of those. She was a solid, serious cop, who had begun a steady climb through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Desha, 35, was killed Friday, one of at least 25 fatalities in the head-on collision of a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Chatsworth.

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I want to call your attention to a few significant TASER incidents in the news. The object is to take a look at these incidents, then compare your own agency’s experiences. We can learn from the strengths of others, as well as the mistakes of others! Think about your tactics as you read these articles ... Full Story
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