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N.C. House Explodes During SWAT Standoff

March 14, 2011
A heavily armed, 42-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon after his house exploded during a standoff with SWAT officers in Catawba County, N.C. Officers haven't released the name of the man who died in the explosion and fire, which sent flames 30 feet into the air on Willowbottom Road, south of Hickory.
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Video: Colorado Officer Killed In Mobile Park Ambush

March 10, 2011
A Limon (Colo.) Police officer was killed late Wednesday at a mobile home park in eastern Colorado by a barricaded gunman while serving a warrant with two other officers who became trapped in the home and were later freed by SWAT.
<p>5.11 Tactical's HardTime tactical gloves offer hard knuckle protection. Photo courtesy of 5.11.</p>

5.11 Tactical Introduces Trio of Gloves

March 9, 2011
The new styles include Scene One, ATAC and HardTime gloves that utilize 5.11's patented Tactical Touch seamless fingertips for a precision fit.

Texas Tactical Commander Injured In Flash-Bang Explosion

March 9, 2011
The Alice PD's Richard DeLeon was in critical condition Tuesday. The flash-bang grenade exploded while he was loading tactical gear into his squad car.
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U.S. Marshal John Perry Killed In St. Louis

March 8, 2011
The officers arrived at a home in the 3100 block of Osage St. before 7 a.m. to take Carlos Boles, 36, into custody. Witnesses reported hearing the man say he was "going out in a body bag."
Photo: Mark W. Clark. Model: Officer Ron Dorfman, Special Assignments Unit, Phoenix Police Department.

POLICE Magazine Launches Well Dressed SWAT Officer Contest

March 3, 2011
One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear from 12 law enforcement suppliers. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. West Coast time on March 31.

N.C. SWAT Officer's Funeral Relocated to Larger Church

February 28, 2011
The service was moved to uptown's First Baptist Church of Charlotte from Calvary Church, due to the expected attendance of hundreds of officers from around the state and well wishers.

N.C. SWAT Vet Dies From Flash-Bang Blast While Securing Gear

February 26, 2011
Officer Fred Thornton, a 23-year veteran and father of four, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center and underwent surgery, yet succumbed to his injuries.

Indiana SWAT Captain Wins First POLICE Magazine Gear Contest

February 25, 2011
Capt. Gary Moody of the Columbus (Ind.) Police Department won all of the gear featured in POLICE Magazine's Well Dressed SWAT Officer contest. "I received the call to tell me I had won the day before my 50th birthday," says Moody. "It was my best present!"
<p>Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata. Photo via ICE.</p>

Six Zeta Cartel Members Arrested In ICE Agent's Killing

February 24, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Caldéron called President Barack Obama to tell him about the capture of Julian Zapata Espinoza, a reputed Zetas cell leader nicknamed "El Piolín" (Tweety), who is allegedly responsible for the homicide of Special Agent Zapata.
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