Fort Myers (Fla.) Police officers subdued a man who began swinging a machete in the lobby of the station on Wednesday morning. Read the full story here.
The duo approached the house where they found the front door standing half-way open. The two officers stepped across the threshold and into the living room, and they picked up sight of a male adult darting toward the back of the house.
A Clarendon County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy was forced to shoot a man who attacked him with a seven-inch butcher knife while he was citing a speeder during a traffic stop. Read the full story here.
Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."
In many cases, the victims of stabbings never knew the knives were in play. Their first indication that something was wrong was when they saw blood. And that's often too late.
A rape investigation presented immediate barriers for Fort Smith PD's Det. Jeff Carter, such as a reluctant victim and informant with a criminal record and chemical dependence.