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Week 443
June 24, 2009

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An FTO and his rookie confront a violent suspect who advances toward them with determination — a pistol in one hand, shotgun in the other. When he gets within spraying range, the FTO OCs him and resolves the incident without injury to anyone. Does that trainer merit a medal for not shooting? Or should he be punished for needlessly jeopardizing his life and that of his trainee? ... Full column
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LOS ANGELES — U.S. agents trying to stop contraband, arms and drug smuggling at the port of Los Angeles will soon get a new partner in their decades-old battle — an officer from Mexico.

The move is part of a larger effort at some of the nation's largest and busiest seaports to enlist officers from foreign countries. U.S. officials have invited officials from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico to join their anti-smuggling crackdowns. They hope that bringing foreign intelligence stateside will help break down the close-knit networks smugglers use to ferry contraband across borders ... Full story
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Undercover Houston police officer, suspect killed

Fla. corrections officer takes down inmate with gun

Ga. courthouse security still a worry after '05 spree

Retired Calif. officer tackles suspect, stops bank heist

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Groups fundraise for Va. cop who shot suspect off duty

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