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Sept. 11, 2001 Memorial  

September 1, 2002

These officers died in the line of duty at the World Trade Center.

Precision Instrument  

September 1, 2002

As the sear releases the striker and the primer ignites, it's now the rifle's job to deliver that bullet exactly where it must go.

In this training scenario, the officer is at a disadvantage because he can’t draw his weapon until the bad guys make their moves.

Improving the Odds  

September 1, 2002

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department  

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

A small, razor sharp weapon like this leaf blade could be hiding in what looks like a credit card or some other seemingly harmless object.

Hidden Threats  

August 1, 2002

As police officers on the streets of our cities, you face potentially deadly disguised and hidden weapons every single day.

Body armor uses layers of super strong fibers to slow bullets.

Shock Absorbers  

August 1, 2002

If you are shot while wearing body armor, you will still feel the energy of the bullet's impact. But if the armor works, the force will be spread out over your entire torso rather than in just a specific area.

Scarce Ammo and Surprising Shots  

August 1, 2002

None of the politicos knew until it was over that many of the officers only had one bullet each, and many of them had no ammunition at all.

Semi-automatic handgun seized by police from an Asian Boyz home invasion suspect.

Home Invasion Robberies  

August 1, 2002

Indo-Chinese street gangs have made these robberies a popular form of crime for today's gangsters.

Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun  

August 1, 2002

With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.

Charles J. Mader

Don't You Have Better Things to Do?  

August 1, 2002

Police work is not intended to generate revenue. This happens because the command staff allows it to happen and they, in turn, sell out their police officers and the entire law enforcement community.

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