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When an officer discharges his or her weapon, nothing is ever the same. Not for the officer, not for the suspect, not for the community.

Shots Fired is the most popular section in POLICE Magazine. In each article, we examine an incident that required an officer to use deadly force, interviewing the participants and looking at the case with the hindsight needed to help officers prevent shootings. These stories are also instructional to help officers improve their own tactics and training.

You can read the articles here AND listen to them read to you on our podcast (either listen to them on your computer, or subscribe to them on iTunes so you get the newest update when it’s ready). We’ve also included all the supplemental material that we may have on an incident, including police reports, audio of a 911 call (also on the podcast), and photo galleries.


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Posted on February 8, 2012
Shots Fired: Skokie, Illinois 08/25/2008
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Officer Tim Gramins let loose with a barrage of rounds hoping that what he might lose in accuracy would be compensated for by its suppressive nature. The only thing separating Gramins and his assailant was a windshield that was fast disintegrating from ingoing and outgoing rounds.

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Posted on January 23, 2012
Shots Fired: Chippewa Falls, Wis. 05/06/2000

Dep. William Kelly encountered a 37-year-old on a domestic disturbance call who was hellbent on making his feelings known with a .22 rifle. Dep. Kelly yelled, "Drop it." No sooner had the words come out of Kelly's mouth than a bullet exited the rifle's barrel.

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Posted on December 6, 2011
Shots Fired: Edina, Minnesota 11/16/2000

By ten o'clock that morning, Edina Police Officers Mike Blood and Shelby Lane were relying on parkas and hot coffee to stave off the cold when they heard a call go out for a bank robbery in progress. For Edina's finest, things were about to warm up considerably.

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Posted on November 7, 2011
Shots Fired: Fort Smith, Arkansas 09/15/2010

A rape investigation presented immediate barriers for Fort Smith PD's Det. Jeff Carter, such as a reluctant victim and informant with a criminal record and chemical dependence.

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Posted on October 24, 2011
Shots Fired: West Memphis, Arkansas 05/20/2010

After sovereign citizens ambushed two West Memphis officers, Arkansas Game and Fish Warden Mike Neal came face to face with the cop killers in a Walmart parking lot. After taking AK-47 fire, Neal returned fire and rammed them with his truck.

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Posted on September 12, 2011
Shots Fired: Ontario, California 02/03/2002

For Officer Kris Lavoie of the Ontario (Calif.) Police Department, Super Bowl Sunday 2002 would prove to be a busy one. But not in the way that most Americans enjoy. For Lavoie had no idea just how busy. Or just how much he would feel like a real "gladiator" before the day was over.

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Posted on August 19, 2011
Shots Fired: Seattle, Washington 11/30/2009

On Saturday Nov. 29, 2009, Seattle patrol officer Benjamin Kelly learned about the murders of four Lakewood, Wash., officers. From the time he got up, Kelly kept tabs on the investigation's progress and by nightfall had learned that one Maurice Clemmons was the prime suspect.

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Posted on July 1, 2011
Shots Fired: Eureka, California 12/08/2006

Within a day of Honda's holing up in the motel room, the Eureka Police Department received information of the man's whereabouts. The idea of dealing with a man desperately determined to avoid arrest and under the influence of meth was not something Eureka officers wanted to even think about it.

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Posted on June 15, 2011
Shots Fired: Tulsa, Oklahoma 06/10/1996

The incident started like a bad joke: "A black guy, a white guy, and an American Indian guy enter a restaurant..." But what happened when this diverse group walked into a Whataburger fast-food joint in Tulsa, Okla., shortly after 9 p.m. June 10, 1996, was not funny.

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Posted on May 17, 2011
Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010
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At the sight of the man with the gun, word spread quickly throughout the building, reaching Mike Jones, chief of safety, security, and police for Bay District Schools, who was in his fourth floor office. Running downstairs, Jones arrived to find Clay A. Duke casually swinging the barrel of his gun back and forth at the men assembled frozen before him.

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