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Shots Fired: Skokie, Illinois 08/25/2008  

February 8, 2012

By Dean Scoville

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.


Shots Fired: Chippewa Falls, Wis. 05/06/2000  

January 23, 2012

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p>Illustration: LaMar Norman</p>

Shots Fired: Edina, Minnesota 11/16/2000  

December 6, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p>Photo: Fort Smith (Ark.) PD.</p>

Shots Fired: Fort Smith, Arkansas 09/15/2010  

November 7, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.


Shots Fired: West Memphis, Arkansas 05/20/2010  

October 24, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p>The damage to Officer Lavoie&#39;s patrol car offers vivid evidence of the ferocious firefight. Photo: Officer Lavoie.</p>

Shots Fired: Ontario, California 02/03/2002  

September 12, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p>Photo: Seattle PD.</p>

Shots Fired: Seattle, Washington 11/30/2009  

August 19, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p><em><strong>Members of the Eureka (Calif.) PD involved in the Honda incident  included (top, left to right,) Det. Ron Harpham, sniper; Officer Rocky  Harpham, entry; Sgt. Rigo Sanchez, team leader;&nbsp; Det. Todd Wilcox, team  leader; Officer Rob Metaxas, senior sniper; and (bottom row, left to  right) Sgt. Michael Johnson, entry; and Sgt. Bill Nova, SWAT team  commander.</strong></em></p>

Shots Fired: Eureka, California 12/08/2006  

July 1, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p><em><strong>You can still see a bullet hole on the bottom right of this metal plate the suspect was positioned in front of. Photo: Steve Downie.</strong></em></p>

Shots Fired: Tulsa, Oklahoma 06/10/1996  

June 15, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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.

<p><em><strong>Clay A. Duke spray painted "V for Vendetta" before opening fire.<br /></strong></em></p>

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010  

May 17, 2011

By Dean Scoville

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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