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<p>Deputy Bill Cooper (Photo: <span class=&quot;credit&quot;>Sebastian County Sheriff&#39;s Office)</span></p>

Deputy Killed, Chief Hurt in Arkansas Shooting; 1 in Custody

August 10, 2016
One of two law enforcement officers shot while responding to a call in western Arkansas Wednesday has died.

Video: Oregon Officer Saved by Vest, Gunman Wounded in Hostage Standoff

August 9, 2016
A SWAT team rescued a woman held hostage by a shooting suspect to end a standoff at a Subway restaurant in Gladstone, OR, Monday night, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.
<p>Selfie of Coryn Gaines. The 23-year-old mother was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Baltimore County police after repeatedly pointing a shotgun at officers. (Photo: Instagram)</p>

Instagram Posts May Have Escalated Fatal Maryland Standoff, Police Say

August 4, 2016
During the standoff, which lasted several hours, videos from inside the apartment were posted to the Instagram account of the woman, Korryn Gaines, 23, whose 5-year-old son was also in the home, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Video: Maryland Officers Kill Woman Wielding Shotgun, Son Wounded

August 2, 2016
A suburban Baltimore woman was shot and killed by police and her 5-year-old son was wounded Monday when an hours-long standoff at a Maryland apartment ended in gunfire.

'Helluva' Shot Stopped Gunman in Baton Rouge, Officials Say

July 18, 2016
On Sunday, the Baton Rouge SWAT team's training kicked in and the team performed flawlessly in responding to an ambush on officers, an emotional Dabadie said at a press conference.

Miami Police Rush Order for $300,000 in Body Armor Approved After Orlando Shooting

July 18, 2016
Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes argued that, in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando a month ago, the department now needs to quickly purchase the armor plates and carriers to keep civilians safe.
<p>Major Dan Rooney</p>
<p>(Photo: NTOA)</p>

NTOA Announces Major Dan Rooney as Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference

July 12, 2016
The National Tactical Officers Association has announced that Major Dan Rooney, USAF, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Tactical Conference Awards Banquet, to be held Aug. 17 in Louisville, KY.

Video: Dallas Chief Details Why Gunman was Killed with Bomb, Dismisses Critics

July 11, 2016
Johnson was finally cornered behind a brick wall in a parking garage, but Brown determined that any attempt to arrest or shoot him would be too dangerous.

Video: Denver Firefighters Using Ballistic Vests, Helmets

July 5, 2016
When first responders in Denver are called to an active shooting scene, police officers and SWAT teams are no longer the only ones wearing bullet-resistant gear. Denver firefighters are now outfitted with Kevlar vests and helmets.

Video: DOJ Releases Redacted Transcript of 911 Calls from Orlando Nightclub Terrorist

June 20, 2016
The Department of Justice today released redacted transcripts of Omar Mateen’s calls to Orlando Police — made during his assault on the Pulse gay nightclub — that included Mateen’s claim of responsibility, as well as identifying himself to police as an Islamic soldier. But all other references to ISIS or Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were scrubbed clean by the DOJ.
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