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Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005  

April 12, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Seemingly as insensate to his own pain as that he inflicted on others, Donald Graham also possessed a reputation as a man who backed his words. And no promise meant more to him than the one he'd made his wife that he'd never go back to prison. He'd do what he had to do.

<p>The gunfight between Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies and Kentin Dion Brooks ended along Gulf Boulevard.</p>

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009  

March 23, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Kentin Dion Brooks' life had spun out of control long before his car did. Pinellas County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming's only misgiving about the tactics of the incident was the relative proximity of Brooks' vehicle to the deputies' cars at the terminus of the pursuit. But even this is understandable given the speeds and the officers' needs to react to its sudden conclusion.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: Bloomfield, Vermont 08/19/1997  

February 25, 2011

By Dean Scoville

New Hampshire State Trooper Charles West halted a town's troubled resident who had killed two officers and a newspaper editor during a murderous rampage while armed with an AR-15 and ballistic vest.

Inspector Christopher Scallon received the Norfolk (Va.) PD's Medal of Honor for his actions.

Shots Fired: Norfolk, Virginia 04/15/2007  

January 21, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Non-cops might generously color such cognitive powers as acts of "intuition;" others less taken with the idea of extra sensory perception are more apt to dismiss them as some form of "profiling." By any name, Investigator Christopher Scallon had it working for him the night of April 15, 2007.

The Portland Police Bureau's Officer Scott Westerman was tragically forced to counter a paranoid woman's attack. Image courtesy of Portland Police Bureau.

Shots Fired: Portland, Oregon 12/14/1996  

December 21, 2010

By Dean Scoville

After a mentally ill woman fired on a paramedic responding to her call that she ingested poison, Portland Police Officer Scott Westerman was tragically forced to counter her attack.

Shots Fired: Acworth, Georgia 03/21/2007  

November 29, 2010

By Dean Scoville

As a narcotics interdiction officer, Van Alstine knew he'd put a damper on quite a few illicit operations. But when it came to speculating just which dope-slinger could be talking about killing him, he was at a loss.

Shots Fired: Mission Viejo, California 03/09/2008  

October 31, 2010

By Dean Scoville

Two Orange County deputies stood between a mall robber and his desperate bid for freedom.

After a near-shootout at a gas station and vehicle pursuit, the suspect stormed into a grocery store and held a hostage at gunpoint.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Arizona 04/23/2006  

September 27, 2010

By Dean Scoville

This month, you're receiving an enhanced "Shots Fired" from POLICE Magazine. In addition to the usual gripping storytelling, we've also embedded links to the radio dispatch traffic, overhead thermal-image view from the helicopter and photos from the crime scene. Enjoy.

Shots Fired: Midway, Georgia 03/23/2010  

August 20, 2010

By Dean Scoville

A Monday afternoon, a small blue VW, and a one-armed man in a dress suit: Hardly the components one is apt to conjure up when envisioning a firefight.

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006  

July 26, 2010

By Dean Scoville

Gottfried had made threats to his ex-girlfriend that he would kill her and any cop that tried to come between them. Lt. McLane didn't know that when he pulled him over for speeding.

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