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Calif. Tactical Unit Kills Bank Robber Who Took Hostages And Shot Customers

December 16, 2009
The shooting of the 47-year-old man by Shasta County sheriff's SWAT deputies ended a three-hour stand-off that involved the suspect dragging a female hostage into the bank vault.
U.S. Supreme Court image via adamsofen (Flickr.com).

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear LE Texting Case

December 14, 2009
The nation's high court will hear a case involving a California SWAT sergeant who was fired for using his departmental pager to transmit sexually explicit messages to his wife.

SWAT Called After Worker's Lego Gun Scares Colleagues

December 9, 2009
A worker at a Toronto design firm's decision to bring his new replica Lego gun to work got him in hot water when the city's SWAT unit was called to investigate, the National Post reports.
Officers and family members escort the caskets of the four slain Lakewood police officers at Tuesday's memorial at the Tacoma Dome. Pool photo via Associated Press.

Lakewood Memorial Honors Fallen Heroes

December 8, 2009
Nearly 20,000 members of law enforcement gathered at the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday to honor their fallen brothers and sister during a memorial ceremony that reinforced the dangers of patrol duty.

Clemmons Planned to Kill Schoolchildren as Well as Cops

December 3, 2009
A witness told Pierce County sheriff’s detectives that Maurice Clemmons told friends and family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at his aunt’s home in Pacific that he planned to kill “cops, children at a school” and “as many people as he could in an intersection,” according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors.

Seattle SWAT Enters Home, Does Not Find Lakewood Suspect

November 30, 2009
A Seattle police SWAT team this morning swarmed a Leschi home surrounded overnight but did not find suspected cop killer Maurice Clemmons inside.

Tucson SWAT Raid Nets 2,000 Pounds Marijuana, 5 Arrests

November 24, 2009
During a SWAT raid of a Holiday Inn, Tucson police recovered 2,000 pounds of marijuana and various weapons as they arrested five suspects, including two who hid in the ceiling as officers entered the property.

Florida SWAT Unit Clears Hostages From T.J. Maxx After Standoff

November 18, 2009
SWAT members helped hostages leave the store and were seen using a blanket to drag out a women who had been injured when one of the gunmen pushed her to the ground.

Woolrich Donates Freedom Blanket Proceeds To Wounded Warrior Project

November 12, 2009
Woolrich Elite Series Tactical will donate portions of sales from its Freedom Throw blankets to a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of injured military men and women, the company announced.

Texas Town's New SWAT Unit Arrests Six In First Raid

November 10, 2009
The Jacksonville (Texas) Police Department's newly established SWAT unit made its first raid, arresting six suspects after a yearlong narcotics investigation, that the police chief said went off flawlessly, the Daily Progress reports.
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