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Week 445
July 8, 2009

Editor's Note:

We welcome Steve Ijames in his return as a regular P1 columnist. Steve, who retired as a major with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department after 29 years of service, is a course developer/lead instructor for the NTOA and IACP less lethal "train the trainer" programs. Every few months, Steve will share his insights about less lethal issues and tactics.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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N.C. cop wounded in shootout saved by fellow officers

L.A. deputy shoots teen who ran from cops, brandished weapon

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