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Philadelphia Officer Shot While Serving Warrant in Critical Condition

August 6, 2018
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that Officer Jaison Potts suffered "very serious" facial injuries, including a broken jaw, and may have artery damage. Commissioner Ross said that despite the critical nature of his injuries, the 20-year veteran officer is expected to survive.
<p>Amherst, OH, Officer Gene &ldquo;JR&rdquo; Ptacek was released from the hospital Tuesday. He was critically wounded during a SWAT standoff May 31. (Photo: Amherst PD)</p>

Ohio Officer Critically Wounded in Standoff Released from Hospital

July 25, 2018
Ptacek, a member of the Lorain County SWAT team, was shot during a standoff May 31 in Sheffield Lake. The SWAT team and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant.

LAPD Officers Rescue Hostages During Store Barricade Incident

July 23, 2018
Over the course of the standoff, police and SWAT officers helped some customers escape down ladders from windows and could be seen carrying children to safety.
<p>Members of the Pembroke Pines SWAT team showed up at a Korean War veteran&#39;s house to let him use their night vision gear before he goes blind.</p>

Video: Florida Officers Grant Korean War Vet's Wish to Use Night Vision System Before He Goes Blind

July 18, 2018
Officers in Pembroke Pines, Florida, answered the call from an 88-year-old Navy veteran who had one request before completely losing his sight. He wanted to use night vision goggles.

Suspect Wanted in Shooting of NC Deputy Killed in Standoff

July 18, 2018
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday evening that the suspect, whose name has not been released, was killed when a SWAT team went into a home on Zacks Ford Road in Lenoir earlier in the afternoon.
<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

LAPD: Former NBA Player Killed Self During Standoff with Police

July 10, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department says it responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man with a gun, and during the initial encounter, the suspect fired a shot out of a residence and officers returned fire.
<p>Deputies said Tracy Alan Richards, 55, broke into the home where his estranged wife was staying around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, and held the woman and her brother hostage before exiting the home and charging at officers. (Photo: WESH screenshot)</p>

Armed Florida Hostage Taker Fatally Shot

July 5, 2018
Eustis police called in Lake County's SWAT and negotiation teams. They attempted to get Richards to leave the home for two hours.
<p>Officers from 11 different agencies responded to a standoff in South Elgin, IL, Tuesday night. Three officers were wounded and the suspect was killed. (Photo: ABC7 screen shot)</p>

3 Illinois Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Standoff

July 4, 2018
Three officers were shot. Police said the officers are in good condition. Police said an officer shot and killed him in an apartment stairwell around 2:30 a.m. after he fired at officers again.
<p>York police Sgt. Kyle Cummings, a member of the York County SWAT team, was wounded by a round that likely came from another officer, authorities said. Photo: York County PD</p>

SC Officer Shot in 'Combat-like' Ambush Hit by Police Bullet

June 27, 2018
"We know that it wasn't a round fired by McCall that hit sergeant Cummings," Sheriff Tolson said. "But Mr. McCall is totally responsible for every police officer hurt during that incident."

Four Children, Barricaded Man, Discovered Dead Following 20-Hour Florida Standoff

June 11, 2018
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press conference that officers entered the apartment around 2100 hours on Monday and discovered that all the children held hostage were dead.
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