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Week 437
May 13, 2009

Editor's Note:

As we honor the fallen during National Police Week, we continue our mission to support officers on the street with an article on cognitive thinking for the tactical warrior. Lt. Dan Marcou also presents the story of a young officer who, despite being injured by gunfire, stopped a murderous gunman with a single shot.

Throughout Police Week, you can upload memorial videos or send us pictures via e-mail — they may be featured in our National Police Week 2009 section.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Oakland SWAT captain seeks reassignment after losing team's confidence

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