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Arizona SWAT Team Fired 71 Shots at Former Marine

May 11, 2011
The Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT team fatally shot a former Marine during a raid, firing 71 shots at the man who held allegedly pointed an AR-15 rifle at officers serving a warrant at his home.

Shot Houston Officers Recovering from Downtown Shooting

May 9, 2011
Officer Fernando Meza, a two-year officer, was working an off-duty job at the station when he noticed a man with a weapon in his bag trying to buy a ticket. Officer Meza and Officer Timothy Moore, a 12-year veteran, both confronted and exchanged fire with the man, who had two guns.

Delaware State Police Assist Rescue of Oil Tanker Crewman

May 4, 2011
Delaware state troopers assisted firefighters and paramedics in the air rescue of the crewman who fell into an oil tanker's 20-foot cargo hole on Tuesday.

S.C. Man Who Charged Cops With AK-47 Had Homemade Explosives

May 1, 2011
The 22-year-old man who charged Columbia (S.C.) Police officers with an AK-47 was carrying homemade explosives when tactical officers fatally shot him at a rental property after an hour-long standoff.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Safariland.</strong></em></p>

Safariland Adds Protech Type IIIA Breacher Shield

April 29, 2011
The shield and viewport are rated to defeat five impacts from 9mm 124 gr. FMJ, .44 Magnum 240 gr. LSWC, Tokarev 7.62x25mm 85 gr. FMJ (steel jacket), 5.7x28mm 28 gr. SS195/HP, 5.7x28mm 40 gr. SS197/Blue Tip, Winchester Ranger 9mm 127 gr. +P+ SXT, and .357 SIG 125 gr. TMJ.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Safariland.</strong></em></p>

Safariland Introduces Extended Range Less-Lethal Munitions

April 29, 2011
Safariland has released five 40-mm, specialty impact rounds that allow corrections and tactical officers to deliver less-lethal munitions to incapacitate an aggressive, non-compliant subject. The Defense Technology rounds can be fired from a variety of 40-mm launchers and provide optimal accuracy from 10–70 meters (about 30–230 feet).
<p><em><strong>Photo: Eugene PD.</strong></em></p>

Woman Guns Down Ore. Motor Officer During Pursuit

April 23, 2011
Officer Chris Kilcullen, a 12-year veteran of the force, had pulled alongside the 1998 Buick Skylark driven by Cheryl Kidd, 56, at a red light in Springfield. When Kilcullen, 43, motioned to Kidd to pull over, the woman pulled out a handgun and opened fire, fatally wounding the officer.

Suspect Found Dead In Charlotte Home, Following Standoff

April 14, 2011
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SWAT officers surrounded a home in the northern section of the city after receiving a call of shots fired at the location and, after attempting to contact the subject, entered the home to find him dead.

California Man Gets 14 Years for Officer's Shooting

April 13, 2011
Krist Antonio Wiggins' sentence was the longest possible based on verdicts by juries, who convicted Wiggins of involuntary manslaughter plus a "special allegation" that he discharged a firearm.

Suspect Who Shot LAPD Officer Found Dead In Home

April 4, 2011
A Los Angeles Police officer was shot and critically wounded early Monday morning, while responding to a domestic violence call in the San Fernando Valley.
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