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Gunman Kills 7, Wounds 3 at Calif. College

April 2, 2012
A former student opened fire in a classroom at a small independent university in Oakland Monday morning, killing seven and wounding three others. The gunman was taken into custody by police in the parking lot of a shopping mall near Oikos University.
<p>Photo: Chicago PD</p>

Wounded Chicago Tactical Officer Returns Home

March 29, 2012
Chicago police Officer Del Pearson returned home a week after he was shot in the chest and nearly bled to death after a gunfight on the city's Southeast Side.
<p>Photo: Avon Protection</p>

Avon Offers Agencies Lease-Purchase Financing for Respirators

March 16, 2012
Financial officers representing municipal customers can lock in a fixed payment and interest rate with flexible payment terms from 1-5 years. Agencies own the equipment at the end of the lease term.

Hostages Disarm Gunman After Texas Courthouse Shooting

March 14, 2012
A gunman who opened fire outside a Beaumont, Texas, courthouse Wednesday was disarmed and taken into custody with the help of hostages he had taken at a nearby business.

14-Hour Standoff In Penn. Ends with Death of Gunman

March 14, 2012
A Pennsylvania State Police sniper ended a Wednesday standoff with a disturbed man who fired more than 50 rounds at responding troopers.

Wash. Officer Shot, Judge Stabbed

March 9, 2012
SWAT teams in western Washington state were looking for a suspect who fled a courthouse Friday after allegedly shooting a female officer and stabbing a judge who came to her assistance.
<p>Photo:&nbsp;Allen-Vanguard</p>

Allen-Vanguard Distributes Trio of Macro USA's Tactical Robots

March 7, 2012
The three platforms include the Beetle, a lightweight Nano-UGV that can be hand thrown onto a roof or into a window; the Armadillo, a slightly larger and multi-purposed Micro-UGV; and the Scorpion, a robust Small-UGV capable of deploying various specialized tools.
<p>Vanguard Defense Industries produces its MK line of drones for law enforcement. Photo: Vanguard</p>

Sheriff's Drone Crashes Into SWAT Vehicle

March 6, 2012
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's public unveiling of its new surveillance drone quickly fizzled after the unmanned aircraft crashed into the department's Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle.

Calif. SWAT Team Saves Hostage at Bank Robbery

March 1, 2012
A SWAT officer with the Buena Park (Calif.) Police Department ended a hostage situation Thursday by fatally shooting a suspect who took a hostage while attempting to rob a strip-mall bank.
<p>A 9mm round struck NYPD Officer Thomas Richards&#39; spare ammo magazine. Photo: NYPD</p>

NYPD Cop Saved When Perp's Round Strikes Duty Belt

February 27, 2012
A spare ammunition magazine likely saved a New York City police officer's life early Monday, when a suspect's 9mm round struck the gear during a running gun battle in lower Manhattan.
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