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Week 406
October 8, 2008
10-8: Life on the Line
An EDP’s surprising attack…and a sergeant’s teaching moment
When was your last roll call teaching moment? That is, a street experience that unexpectedly turns into an object lesson for other officers. For Mark Dahlsten, a Quay County patrol sergeant in Tucumcari, N.M., such a moment occurred one recent night when he was dispatched to a domestic-abuse complaint at a single-wide trailer house. At that scene, he was “surprised as hell” at what a suspect was able to do — and his experience is something he thinks would make a good roll call reminder for other street warriors ... Full Story
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Officer deaths caused by drunk drivers increasing

Officers stop cars at a roadblock to check for drunk drivers. A report by the NLEOMF shows that the number of officers killed by drunk drivers has risen a staggering 41 percent over the last three decades.
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According to the records kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), 462 officers in American history have been killed in traffic-related incidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

A careful analysis of the records kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that the number of officers killed in traffic-related incidents caused by persons under the influence of alcohol has risen by a staggering 41 percent over the last three decades ... Full Story

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Surviving gunshot wounds

In today's tip, top trainer Lt. Col. Dave Grossman shares several important thoughts relative to your ability to greatly increase your odds of surviving a gunshot wound ...
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