A Pennsylvania trooper was wounded in a shootout with a barricaded suspect during an 18-hour standoff in Latrobe. His ballistic helmet likely saved his life. Read the full story here.
Footage from the shootout between ATF agents and the Branch Davidians at the Mount Carmel compound near Waco, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1993. Read "Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid."
On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.
When a gunfight begins you need to end it, period. But many of you have been taught that your first need is to find cover. Which may be teaching you to run away from a fight instead of doing your duty, which is to "run toward the gunfire."
Arkansas wildlife officer Michael K. Neal ended a gun battle between law enforcement and two sovereign citizens at a West Memphis Wal-Mart by ramming the suspect's minivan with his agency truck.