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Trending topics: When cops fight for survival

By PoliceOne Staff

For this week's 'Trending Topics,' we take a look back at the month of August and review five incidents caught on camera that capture the life and death situations police officers face every day. From a hail of bullets aimed at police, journalists and protestors on the chaotic streets of Ferguson to a suspect emptying his pistol on an officer during a traffic stop, these videos emphasize just how much officers risk in the line of duty every day. Watch and share your thoughts. 

Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot

Man stabbed an officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife before another cop shot the suspect.


Ga. man shoots officer 7 times during traffic stop

Officer David Freeman was shot seven times after stopping suspect Curtis Hicks for an expired tag.


Mo. police, journalists take cover from hail of bullets

The incident occurred as police were moving down the street with an armored vehicle.

Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Confrontation between a man and two cops led to a shooting after he rushed them with a baseball bat and swung at a downed officer.

Cops 'fight for survival' during fatal Ohio traffic stop

The incident began when officers stopped an SUV with an illegal window tint after witnessing the driver change lanes without signaling.



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