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DUI Suspect Pleads Guilty in Officer's Traffic Death

November 5, 2007
An Arizona man who struck and killed Gilbert police officer Rob Targosz has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Authorities say Tyler Fahlman, 21, was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Feds Join Philly Police in Search for Cop Killer

November 2, 2007
The FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the DEA have joined the manhunt for a man who killed Philadelphia officer Chuck Cassidy.

How to Justify Officer Safety Searches

October 1, 2007

On average, 60,000 officers are assaulted on the job every year. That's an average of 164 per day. The risk level you face on the job makes it important not only to resist complacency and to follow prudent tactics, but also to understand how to ensure that your interactions with suspects are constitutionally justifiable, so that you are never forced to choose between being safe and being sued.

Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Rose Sharply During First Half of 2007

August 15, 2007
For first time since 1978, more than 100 officers killed during first six months of year. Fatal shootings and traffic-related deaths both increase.

Fugitive's Remains Found Nine Years After Escape

June 20, 2007
Law enforcement officers solved the question to the pending riddle—Where did Jason McVean go?—nine years after the fugitive and two partners reportedly stole a truck, shot and killed Cortez (Colo.) Police Officer Dale Claxton, and then vanished. Based upon witness accounts of the 1998 murder, it is believed McVean pulled the trigger.

The Forgotten Casualties

September 1, 2006

Five years later many cops are still recovering from wounds and injuries they suffered on 9/11.

Childhood's End

April 1, 2005

Records show that on Sept. 23, 1997, North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Ed Lowry pulled a car with South Carolina plates on I-95 near Fayetteville. The reason for the stop was reported as a seat belt violation, but the real reason was probably just that feeling that some veteran cops get that something just ain’t right.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Domestic Violence Calls

January 1, 2005

Veteran cops have always known that responding to a domestic altercation or assault is a high-risk assignment. The reasons for the danger are plentiful.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Arrest and Control

January 1, 2005

In the Southwestern U.S., a patrolman with about a year on the job was shot twice in the back of the head while transporting two robbery suspects in the back seat of his patrol car. The officer had failed to find a .380 caliber handgun concealed on one of the robbers. The officer died of the wounds he received in the 3:30 a.m. incident.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Traffic Duty

January 1, 2005

It is easy to get careless while engaged in something you do a great deal. If you are a uniformed police officer and don’t work in a jail, chances are that traffic and vehicles are the bread and butter of your existence.

Think Before You Run

July 1, 2004

Running after a suspect can place you in a situation where you can be easily attacked, injured by accident, or even have a heart attack.

Two Detroit Cops Killed, Man Charged

February 20, 2004
A man has been charged with shooting two Detroit police officers to death after a seemingly routine traffic stop.

War on Wise Street: Aftermath: Overture to Disaster

September 1, 2003

The sequence of events leading to the police fatalities on Feb. 20 began on a cool Wednesday morning, one day prior to the Wise Street shootout.

War on Wise Street

September 1, 2003

Alexandria (La.) PD’s Special Response Team was executing a detailed plan to serve warrants and search for evidence to connect Anthony Molette, 25, to recent ambush attack. Intelligence gathered before the assault told them that Molette would not be home. It was wrong.

Structure Searches

September 1, 2003

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

Disarming

August 1, 2003

Most police departments nationwide didn't start training their recruits and sworn officers how to protect their guns until the early '80s when law enforcement became widely aware of the staggering statistics regarding officer shootings.

Getting Away With Murder

July 1, 2003

On the morning of April 29, 2002, Dep. David March of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department pulled over a driver for a minor traffic violation on the streets of Irwindale, Calif. Minutes later, he was dead.

Swimming the Witch

October 1, 2002

Police officers swept up in a high-profile case involving accusations of racism and excessive force probably sympathize with those poor swimming witches. Except their trial is not by water, it's by media.

Sept. 11, 2001 Memorial

September 1, 2002

These officers died in the line of duty at the World Trade Center.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

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