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Shots Fired: Mt. Orab, Ohio 01/03/2010  

May 15, 2014

Officer Conley had taken a bullet to the back, but he was still conscious, breathing, and mobile—and therefore able to fight.

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Shots Fired: Bloomingdale, Illinois 10/26/1998  

April 25, 2014

Officer Beck saw the man once again standing toward him, a 14-inch butcher knife still in his hand and pointing at the throat of a terrified 6-year-old girl.

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Shots Fired: Berks County, Pennsylvania 06/30/2011  

March 26, 2014

Upon their crossing, the trackers noticed that leaves blanketing the side of a steep hill had been disturbed. Regrouping with his K-9, Pagerly gave him the search command and released him again. Jynx appeared to immediately find an odor and began moving rapidly up hill and toward Hawk Mountain Road.

Shots Fired: Marshalltown, Iowa 11/02/2012  

February 14, 2014

The seemingly tireless duo crossed in front of Jefferson's patrol unit. Jefferson drew his sidearm and yelled, "Stop! Police! Let me see your hands! Get on the ground!"

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Shots Fired: Riverside, California 09/11/2008  

January 17, 2014

Officer Evan Wright chased after a gang member who fled and reached for his pocket while running. A flying tackle sent the two men into the middle of a residential driveway where some 20 guests were observing a quinceanera party in the front yard.

<p>Then-governor Christine Gregoire presented the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor to Deputy Krista McDonald of the Kitsap County (Wash.) Sheriff&#39;s Office. Photo courtesy of Kitsap County SO.</p>

Shots Fired: Kitsap County, Washington 01/23/2011  

December 12, 2013

If as it's said there's no rest for the wicked, then it follows that the Sabbath day offers no respite for law enforcement. Certainly, the third Sunday of January 2011 adhered to that truth as three Kitsap County, Wash., Sheriff's deputies could attest.

<p>Photo of Sgt. Steven Means courtesy of the Early (Texas) Police Department</p>

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012  

November 26, 2013

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

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Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009  

October 18, 2013

At the sound of Barksdale's commands, Kalahar spun the shotgun toward him and leveled it. As the man flinched, Barksdale's finger squeezed the trigger of his gun—repeatedly.

<p>Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff&#39;s Dep. Richard Olszynski was featured in October 2010. Photo: POLICE file</p>

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA  

September 21, 2013

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

<p>Photo courtesy of John Schoen.</p>

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000  

August 11, 2013

No sooner were the words out of Schoen's mouth than he observed the shooter coming down the ladder in front of the house and walking toward his patrol car. He heard his K-9, "Falco," barking at the man from his back seat kennel.

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