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Wisconsin Sgt. Assaulted Girlfriend After Casino Argument

January 25, 2011
Sgt. Daniel Hawkin allegedly struck a 32-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman three times, including twice in the face, because she wanted to leave the Black Bear Casino and he didn't.
St. Petersburg PD's Sgt. Tom Baitinger (left) and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz were ambushed by a suspect hiding in an attic. Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg PD.

Slain Florida Officers Ambushed by Gunman Hiding In Attic

January 24, 2011
Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Sgt. Tom Baitinger were providing backup to a U.S. Marshal, when they were fatally shot. The shooter was later found dead, after the house was partially dismantled using heavy machinery.

Sheriff's First Responders Credit TEMS Training In Tucson Shooting

January 22, 2011
The sheriff's SWAT team medic David Kleinman developed the field-trauma training about three years ago and Capt. Byron Gwaltney, the Giffords shooting incident commander, expanded the training, named the First Five Minutes, to include all deputies six months ago.

SHOT Show 2011: Propper Brings First A-TACS Camo Gear

January 20, 2011
Propper will produce the A-TACS ACU, combat shirt and boonie this year, releasing the ACU in the spring to law enforcement and the U.S. military.

SHOT Show 2011: Danner Brings Descender Tactical Boots

January 20, 2011
The Descender uses a new outsole design the company says gives tactical operators controlled and reliable arresting during fast roping.

SHOT Show 2011: Safariland's Trio of Distraction Devices

January 20, 2011
The Fuel Air, Low Roll and Low Roll II provide tactical officers with options when they must temporarily disorient subjects during dynamic entries or barricade situations.

SHOT Show 2011: Benchmade Brings 915 Triage Utility Knife

January 19, 2011
The utility knife is ideal for cutting seat belts, clothing, boots or tape, according to a rep at the Benchmade booth. An ambidextrous thumb-stud opener deploys a modified sheepsfoot-style blade, which is made from corrosion-resistant steel.

SHOT Show 2011: SureFire Brings MINI and MICRO Suppressors

January 19, 2011
SureFire brought several new tactical products for law enforcement officers, including the Mini and Micro suppressors that work with SureFire flash hider and muzzle brake suppressor adapters.

SHOT Show 2011: Colt Debuts Modular LE901 Carbine

January 18, 2011
The rifle can be deployed in 7.62mm/.308 with either a 13- or 16-inch barrel. For closer quarters engagements at 5.56mm/.223, officers can swap out the upper receiver and, with an internal adapter that bolts to the upper, deploy the rifle with a 10.3-, 14.5- or 16-inch barrel.

Baker Ballistics To Introduce Tactical Rifle Shield

January 15, 2011
The ballistic shield is light enough to carry in one arm while providing the operator the capability to deliver accurate center-line firepower using a military or law enforcement style long-gun while on the move.
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