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Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

January 28, 2016

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

Texas Sergeant Named NLEOMF December 2015 Officer of the Month

December 16, 2015
For stopping a gunman before he could harm anyone, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Sgt. Adam Johnson of the Austin (TX) Police Department as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for December 2015.

Video: "You Gotta Keep Fighting," Says California Officer Wounded in Gunfight with Terrorists

December 14, 2015
Amid the chaos, as he was rushing to back up a deputy, he felt a bullet strike him in the leg. Another officer came to his aid.

San Bernardino Shooters Planned Bigger Attack, Investigators Believe

December 11, 2015
FBI agents will probably spend days searching Seccombe Lake and canvassing the neighborhood for clues after receiving a tip that the couple may have visited the area on the day of the attack, according to David Bowdich, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office.

Tactical Medics Saved Lives During Colorado Springs Shooting

December 7, 2015
Tactical response paramedics are some of the unsung heroes in the Nov. 27 shooting in Colorado Springs. More Here.

Video: Tactical Medics Saved Lives During Colorado Springs Shooting

December 7, 2015
Tactical response paramedics are some of the unsung heroes in the Nov. 27 shooting in Colorado Springs.

Armored Police Vehicles Played Major Role in Saving Lives During Colorado Springs Shooting

December 3, 2015
Police used the vehicles to shield and protect people as they removed them from harm's way to safe places. More Here.

California Massacre Suspects Could Have Domestic and Foreign Terror Links

December 3, 2015
But authorities told NBC News on Thursday that Farook appeared to have been radicalized. They said he had been in touch with people in the Los Angeles area who have expressed jihadist-oriented views.

14 Dead in California Mass Shooting

December 2, 2015
The assailants who attacked a San Bernardino, CA, office building Wednesday morning killed at least 14 people and left another 14 wounded, the city's police chief said.

Fatalities Confirmed in Southern California Shooting; Police Search for Armed Assailants

December 2, 2015
Police are now searching for a black sport utility vehicle that fled the scene of a mass shooting that left up to 20 people injured inside of a San Bernardino, CA, social services office on Wednesday morning.

Experts Praise Police Tactical Response to Planned Parenthood Shooting

December 1, 2015
Mass shootings typically last no more than about seven minutes, but a gunman continued firing on police and others for five hours in Friday's attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Video: Colorado Officer, 2 Civilians Killed by Abortion Clinic Active Shooter

November 28, 2015
A police officer and two civilians were killed at the Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. The gunman has been detained, according to the Colorado Springs police department, and nine individuals, including five police officers, have been wounded.

Colorado Officer, 2 Civilians Killed by Abortion Clinic Active Shooter

November 28, 2015
A police officer and two civilians were killed at the Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. The gunman has been detained, according to the Colorado Springs police department, and nine individuals, including five police officers, have been wounded. More Here.

4 Officers Wounded in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting, Civilians Down

November 27, 2015
A man wearing hunting gear and armed with a long gun was barricaded inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday after repeatedly opening fire on police, wounding four officers and an unknown number of civilians, police said.

D.C. Chief Urges Public to Attack Active Shooters, Terrorists to Save Lives

November 23, 2015
In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the “best option for saving lives before police can get there.” More Here.

Video: D.C. Chief Urges Public to Attack Active Shooters, Terrorists to Save Lives

November 23, 2015
In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the “best option for saving lives before police can get there.”

Rage Against Active Shooters

November 13, 2015

Given the alarming increase in active shooter incidents, Americans are now forced to construct a mental pre-set to prepare for a lethal encounter with a madman. Fighting back is obviously easier said than done, but playing possum is not a viable survival option.

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag

October 30, 2015

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

Oregon Campus Shooter Killed Himself

October 5, 2015
The shooter behind the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, apparently committed suicide after exchanging gunfire with officers, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said.

More Police Refusing to Name Mass Shooters for Fear of Copycats

October 5, 2015
But when it came time to reveal the shooter's name, Sheriff John Hanlin adamantly refused, saying, "I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act."
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