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

Shieldspike Introduces Break-and-Rake Tool with Scout Mount

October 19, 2012
Shieldspike has introduced the Hammerspike XL break and rake tool with Scout Mount attachment that enables tactical teams to convert it into a pole camera.

Mich. Law Targets 'Swatting' Prank

October 17, 2012
Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation targeting "swatting," where pranksters make 911 calls that result in tactical units responding to fake emergencies.

N.C. SWAT Team Trains with Marines Special Unit

October 10, 2012
The Lincoln County (N.C.) Sheriff's SWAT team recently endured an intense, five-day tactical training session alongside the Marine’s Special Response Team (SRT) at Camp Lejeune.

Kansas Man Shoots Officer in Face, Then Kills Self

October 2, 2012
A 19-year-old man who shot at Salina, Kan., police officers Thursday evening, hitting one in the face, may have been dead for much of the six-hour standoff that followed.

Prosecutors: Colo. Theater Shooter Threatened Professors Before Attack

September 28, 2012
The suspect in Colorado's deadly movie theater attack was barred from university property for threatening a professor, prosecutors said in court documents released Friday, raising more questions about why campus police didn't report his actions to other authorities.

Wanted Man Escapes Home Surrounded By SWAT

September 12, 2012
A man being served a felony warrant escaped from police at his home on Sunday despite SWAT teams surrounding and gassing the house in Fremont, Calif.

Philly Cop Struck By Partner's Bullet

September 12, 2012
A Philadelphia Police officer was wounded late Tuesday by a ricochet from a shotgun round fired by his partner during a vehicle stop. Jose Roman, a 44-year-old SWAT officer, had the wind knocked out of him when he was hit, but recovered and handcuffed a suspect.
<p>Photo courtesy of West &nbsp;Bloomfield PD.</p>

Michigan Cop Killed Inside Suicidal Man's Home

September 10, 2012
West Bloomfield (Mich.) Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke was shot and killed when he entered the bedroom of a suicidal man and was met with gunfire late Sunday. The shooting led to a standoff police resolved Monday afternoon when a Michigan State Police robot helped police confirm the suspect was dead inside the home.
<p>Photo courtesy of Todd Young.</p>

Todd Young Returns To Full Duty

September 6, 2012
Almost two years to the day after he was critically wounded in a gunfight with a Norteño gang member, Fremont (Calif.) Police Detective Todd Young returned to the job he knows best—pursuing high-risk gang suspects.

Wash. Sniper Killed After Firing at SWAT

September 4, 2012
A man who fired on SWAT officers while in the woods outside Arlington, Wash., on Sunday was shot and killed after Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene.
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