Like civilians trapped in a store, bank, or restaurant when a gunman barges in and starts shooting, the Fort Hood soldiers were left with their bare hands as their only weapons.
More than 60 officers attended an Active Shooter Panel discussion at TREXPO East, participating in a lively discussion of how to respond to lone gunmen, coordinated attacks, and even terrorist incidents.
POLICE Magazine editor David Griffith recently spoke with "Columbine" author Dave Cullen about the psychology of Eric Harris, law enforcement response the day of the massacre, the investigation, and how school shootings can be prevented.
With active shooters, and snipers before them, time is on the bad guys' side, not ours. With lives on the line, every second counts. This lesson about time wasn't fully learned until the deadly Columbine High School attack.
A pharmacy technician showed up for work at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center on Thursday brandishing two handguns, killed his boss and another manager and then fatally shot himself, witnesses said. A rumor of impending layoffs apparently triggered the attack.
The police officer who shot a man suspected of killing seven patients and a nurse last weekend at a North Carolina nursing home said in a television interview that "it was very scary" to be walking the halls of the facility, looking for the gunman.
A gunman walked into an immigrant services center in Binghamton, N.Y., and opened fire on Friday, killing 13 people before he killed himself, police said. Another four people were in critical condition.