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North American Arms Guardian Series  

June 1, 2003

There's an old adage among special units of the military and police (indeed, among anyone who relies upon equipment for their very lives) that "one of something is none, and two is one."

Priceless  

June 1, 2003

If your department lets you carry a backup gun, and you don't have one, get one. If you have one and don't carry it because its uncomfortable or you just don't think you need it, then ask yourself, what will you do if some recently paroled pumped-up gorilla takes your sidearm away and tries to turn it on you?

Re-Charged: Taser's X26  

June 1, 2003

Taser International's new X26 is a much smaller Taser that’s even more effective than its larger predecessor, the M26.

Police Suicides: Losing Yourself  

May 1, 2003

While many see the suicide as an admission of guilt, experts say it's more likely caused by an officer's fear of losing his or her badge, his or her identity as a cop.

Martial arts instructor Hans Marrero demonstrates a suspect control technique during a defensive tactics seminar at TREXPO West.

TREXPO West: Getting Physical  

May 1, 2003

Unlike many police trade shows, the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) gives officers an opportunity to go hands on with weapons at the range day and with defensive tactics in the seminar program.

Cold Cases: National Databases and Cold Case Investigations  

May 1, 2003

The FBI administers several national databases that have played a critical role in numerous cold case investigations.

How to...Open a Cold Case  

May 1, 2003

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

Police Suicide: Cop Killer  

May 1, 2003

Everything has just gone to hell since the internal affairs investigation. And nothing makes sense anymore. So John takes out his off-duty piece, an old wheel gun. He sits down on the bed, puts one in the cylinder, snaps it shut, and stares down at the blued metal machinery in his hand. The world around him is very quiet as he starts to raise the weapon to his head.

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories  

May 1, 2003

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun  

May 1, 2003

Why do cops almost always choose guns as the way to take their lives? Cops are familiar with guns.

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