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Week 404
Sept. 24, 2008
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Philly officers mourn cop fatally shot while pursuing suspect

A procession carries the body of Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald, who was fatally shot while pursuing an armed suspect yesterday. Another officer was wounded and the suspect was killed. (AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA — A city police officer pursuing an armed suspect Tuesday afternoon was fatally shot, the fourth Philadelphia officer to die in the line of duty in the last year, authorities said. Another officer was wounded and the suspect was killed.

The officer who died, Patrick McDonald, 30, was shot in the chest, Mayor Michael Nutter said. The other officer, 35-year-old Richard Bowes, was shot in the leg. He was in stable condition and expected to be OK, Nutter said ... Full Story
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Understanding Domestic Violence
Unintended social consequences
Law enforcement officers also know that as long as interveners and public policy makers continue to claim, despite the data to the contrary, that contemporary domestic violence policies are working well, and as long as interveners and public policy makers continue to think that this nation can arrest and incarcerate its way out of this enigma, domestic violence will surely continue to be the single call officers respond to more than any other ... Full Story

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P1 Tactical Tip
Stay alert to people approaching your unit

In today's P1 tactical tip, a member shares a couple of steps you can take to prepare for a quick response should an unknown person approaching your unit be doing so with the intent of attacking you ... Read full tip

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Ga. courthouse shooting trial opens
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Wash. officer's killer was violating probation
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Arizona to use photo enforcement cameras
[Phoenix, AZ]

Jury selection begins for N.H. cop killer
[Manchester, NH]

Cops mistake diabetic's low blood sugar for drunkenness, suit alleges
[Detroit, MI]

International Police Photo of the Day

Police vehicles patrol outside a school in western Finland where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, killing ten people before shooting himself in the head. (AP Photo)

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LAPD cop wins $3.12 million in retaliation case
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N.M. officer cleared in TASER shooting
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'Touch DNA' offers hope in solving cold cases
[Anne Arundel County, MD]

DOJ tweaks terror probe rules
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