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'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.
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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.

Orlando SWAT Captain Answers Criticism of Team’s Response to Nightclub Massacre

June 20, 2016
“Officers were running inside and grabbing people and throwing them in pickup trucks” to be taken to hospitals, said Capt. Mark Canty of the SWAT team. “There was never a time we were sitting there twiddling our thumbs. My guys were doing things from the beginning. We weren’t just sitting idly by. We were doing what we needed to do to save lives.”

Video: Armed Texas Walmart Hostage-taker Dead

June 14, 2016
An armed man suspected of taking hostages and firing shots at an Amarillo Walmart has been shot and is dead, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Video: ISIS-Inspired Attacker Kills French Police Captain, Streams It on Facebook

June 14, 2016
President François Hollande described the killings of the couple — police Capt. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, and his partner, Jessica Schneider, 36, identified as an administrative secretary at a police department outside Paris — as "undeniably a terrorist attack" and said that "France is confronted by an extremely high terrorist threat."

Video: Responding to the Orlando Nightclub Massacre

June 13, 2016
Mina said the off-duty officer engaged in a shoot-out with Mateen up until more officers arrived. Additional police officers arrived and also engaged the suspect, and “forced him to stop shooting and retreat to the bathroom where he had some hostages.”
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