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<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight.</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight Stinger LED  

March 23, 2013

For this Stinger, Streamlight had just upgraded the C4 LED from 180 lumens to a blazing 350 lumens and 24,000 candela on the brightest of three intensity settings.

<p>Officer Lawson&#39;s patrol car was hit numerous times; six rounds struck the officer. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City Police Department.</p>

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010  

March 14, 2013

Before Lawson had time to open her car door, the man turned and raised a rifle and began shooting. Lawson's mind kicked into a hyperkinetic drive, her synapses firing in rapid-fire succession of one another and keeping pace with the man's action on the trigger of the AR-15 he was wielding.

<p>Photo courtesy of Altai Gear.</p>

Altai Gear's Tactical MF Boot  

March 12, 2013

The Altai Gear research and development team set to work creating a lightweight boot that took advantage of SuperFabric's high durability, breathability, stain resistance, and abrasion resistance to benefit law enforcement.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

You Said What?  

March 12, 2013

One of the first things that becomes apparent when I review dash cam footage of incidents is how much vulgarity spurts out of our little brains under stress. It has long been said the last two words on the black box recorder from crashed aircraft are "Oh shit!"

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Unlawful Reaction to Unlawful Action  

March 5, 2013

Let's face it—law enforcement officers sometimes make detentions, arrests, entries, or searches that run afoul of one or more of the hundreds of judicial decisions differentiating "reasonable" and "unreasonable" searches and seizures.

<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Chris Dorner: The Injustice Collector  

March 5, 2013

Southern California cop killer Christopher Dorner was an injustice collector. If you read his lengthy and rambling manifesto, you will see that he filed away every little slight, real or imagined, and compiled an enemies list of people he wanted to pay back.

<p>Photo courtesy of Jon Adler.</p>

Protecting the Children  

February 20, 2013

FLEOA does not support anyone using the Second Amendment as a scapegoat for the Newtown tragedy. Instead, FLEOA is recommending a Safety Summit that includes law enforcement, the NRA, and legislators.

<p>Officers Eric Reynolds (left) and Christopher Munro. Photo: Boynton Beach PD.</p>

Florida Officers Take Down Armed Bank Robbery Suspect  

February 15, 2013

Two Florida officers pursued an armed robbery suspect. The driver stopped and engaged the two officers, both of whom survived the ensuing gunfight. The assailant did not.

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

Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008  

February 15, 2013

Gonzalez glanced back in Anderson's direction a second time. "Aw, shit!" he said, his facial expression leaving no doubt as to the sincerity of the sentiment. And with that, he tossed his soda on the ground and took off running around the corner and southbound on Adams Street.

<p><span>Illustration:&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship</span></p>

Myths Die Hard  

February 8, 2013

One of the things that never fails to amaze me is how often some precious belief I have turns out to just be a myth. Well, myth is a tough word because some of the meanings of "myth" are important, like: A legend or story that explains or demonstrates a virtue or message.

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