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Week 416
Dec. 15, 2008
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Ore. bank bombing kills 2 officers, critically injures chief; suspect arrested

Rescue workers set up near West Coast Bank where Oregon State Police said a bomb killed two officers and critically injured a police chief. (AP Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Many questions remain in a bombing that killed two officers and critically injured a police chief at an Oregon bank. But authorities think they have solved the most important one.

Authorities arrested a suspect late Sunday, just hours after releasing surveillance photos of a "person of interest," according to Sheriff Russ Isham of Marion County. Isham and Deputy District Attorney Courtland Geyer declined to release the suspect's name, saying it would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation and the safety of officers ... Full Story
Lessons Learned: The Power of History
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Tactics are for everyone — not just specialized teams. But tactics and the planning principles are useless if you do not develop a Strategic Objective or the proper mindset or mentality for survival. There are seven planning principles that can be applied to every situation is some form or another; all one has to do is find a way to implement them into your response to a given situation ... Full Story
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P1 Tactical Tip
Cop or bad guy?
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Although airborne back-up can be priceless during a pursuit, P1 columnist Ken Solosky points out one of the major challenges "eyes in the sky" face and suggests an easy way ground officers can help them overcome it ... Read full tip

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Calif. men arrested in officer's fatal shooting
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Ga. courthouse shooter sentenced to life
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Riot, hostage situation ends at Texas prison
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Tracing a career criminal through the system to Philly officer's death
[Philadelphia, PA]

Feds make arrests in child porn network
[Washington, DC]

International Police Photo of the Day

Police officers carry bags containing cocaine at a police station in Lima, Peru. Drug agents have seized a shipment of three tons of cocaine. (AP Photo)

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