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Week 410
Nov. 7, 2008

Editor's Note:

As the 115th annual IACP commences, PoliceOne readers in attendance – as well as officers who aspire to leadership posts, or are interested in what administrators are learning and talking about – are encouraged to check out our IACP Special Coverage section for regular updates from San Diego.

In addition to news reports posted as they happen, you can already read an excellent feature article from Bill Westfall about caring for the organizational spirit, and an item about one man in particular who is leading from the front.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

Career Survival
A bad year for female officers
About ten minutes before I was scheduled to start my officer and career survival class at the annual conference held by the National Center for Women in Policing, I checked my email and discovered that we had lost our 14th female police officer this year. Deputy Sarah Haylett-Jones succumbed to injuries she sustained two days earlier when she was struck by another vehicle while directing traffic at a motorist assist outside of Bloomington, Indiana ... Full Story
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Featured News
Jury debates guilt of Atlanta courthouse shooter

Brian Nichols, center, appears in court at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of Nichols, who says he was legally insane when he killed four people, including a deputy and federal agent. (AP Photo)

ATLANTA — Jurors on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a confessed gunman who says he was legally insane when he killed four people in a shooting spree that began at a downtown Atlanta courthouse.

Brian Nichols, 36, faces the death penalty in the fatal shootings of a judge, a court reporter, a deputy and a federal agent in the 2005 rampage. But he has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, claiming he was gripped by a delusional compulsion that he was a slave rebelling against authority ... Full Story

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P1 Member Photo of the Week
Nabbing drunk drivers

Photo: Officer Brian Fredericks, Pewaukee (WI) PD

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P1 Video Training Tip
The technology of reality based training

Although technology can certainly be of great assistance to training, it can also serve to be counter-productive to preparing an officer for the realities of encounters on the street, as trainer Ken Murray discusses in today's tip ... Watch this tip

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
TASER International to Showcase New Innovative Products and Concepts at the IACP Conference in San Diego
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Shooting suspect spoke of killing officer
[University City, MO]

S.C. officer kills gunman after mall shooting
[Charleston, SC]

Officer involved in off duty shooting to stand trial
[San Diego, CA]

Utah officer injured in crash still in critical condition
[North Salt Lake, UT]

Ill. officer given top award from IACP, Parade
[Aurora, IL]

International Police Photo of the Day

Federal police officers fold the national flag over the coffin of Mexico's Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino, who died in a plane crash this week.

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Police in 13-hour standoff with man on ledge
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Four Ariz. agencies crack down on gangs
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Recent spike in Fla. police-related shootings
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Seattle police praised for handling of Obama rallies
[Seattle, WA]

PoliceOne Member
Comment of the Week

"Chief Hall is definitely a leader. I commend him on his courage and his moral character to do what is right. His story is a perfect example of leading from the front and not from the office."

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