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He Who Ignores History...

April 20, 2011
The first two weeks of April bring us anniversaries of two of the most pivotal events in modern officer survival study. The Newhall firefight on April 6, 1970 and the FBI Miami shootout on April 11, 1986 have been nearly forgotten.

FBI Honors Agents Involved In Bloody Miami Shootout

April 11, 2011
During a ceremony today, FBI Director Robert Mueller called April 11, 1986, "a day of unthinkable violence, darkness, and loss. Yet it was also a day of courage, selflessness, and sacrifice. [It was] a day that reflected the best of the bureau, even as it exemplified the worst of what we confront."

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009

March 23, 2011

Kentin Dion Brooks' life had spun out of control long before his car did. Pinellas County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming's only misgiving about the tactics of the incident was the relative proximity of Brooks' vehicle to the deputies' cars at the terminus of the pursuit. But even this is understandable given the speeds and the officers' needs to react to its sudden conclusion.

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Crime Scene

March 15, 2011

Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming was among the deputies who pursued Kentin Dion Brooks during his campaign of vehicular terror. Dep. Jeffrey Newman performed the PIT maneuver on the black Mustang, and then Brooks opened up on the officers with a 9mm handgun from behind tinted windows. Deputies fired 39 rounds, ending the shoreline gunfight northwest of St. Petersburg. Read the full story in our "Shot Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009." Photos are courtesy of PCSO.

NYPD Officers Exonerated In Harlem Shootout

March 5, 2011
The four officers who fired nearly 50 shots while breaking up a Harlem block party in August won't face charges relating to the shootout. Officer Brightman had said Alvarez had a gun and had fired at him.

Heavily Armed Gunman Shoots La. Deputy In Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2011
John Futrell was armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife, as well as extra magazines of ammunition for each firearm. Dep. Barkley Roberts was shot once in the chest and received medical treatment.

N.J. Officer Shot In Roadside Gunfight

February 7, 2011
Paramus (N.J.) Police Officer Rachel Morgan was shot several times while exchanging gunfire with a suspect, who she attempted to pull over for speeding and driving with fictitious plates.

Training to Survive a Hellacious Gun Battle

January 5, 2011
In general terms, these exercises require LEOs to either advance toward a "simulated" combat threat or hold their ground behind the best cover available, while delivering accurate "containment" fire.

Man Who Ambushed Ohio Deputy Had Similar Confrontation In 2001

January 3, 2011
Michael Ferryman, 57, who fatally shot Deputy Suzanne Hopper and then died in a gun fight with officers from five agencies, fired at Morgan County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies from inside a trailer in 2001.

Deadly Gun Battle at Ohio Trailer Park

January 2, 2011

Officers from several law enforcement agencies exchanged fire with a suspect at a western Ohio trailer park on New Year's Day, after the suspect ambushed and fatally shot a Clark County Sheriff's deputy. Source: WDTN.

Ohio Deputy Slain In Trailer Park Gunfight

January 1, 2011
The entrenched suspect wounded patrolman Jeremy Blum, as "many, many, many" rounds were exchanged between officers and the suspect, according to Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly.

9mm NYPD Round Killed Instigator of Harlem Brawl

August 10, 2010
Luis Soto, the 21-year-old involved in the fistfight that triggered a weekend melee at a Harlem block-party barbecue, was killed by a 9mm round fired from a NYPD officer.

Two NYPD Officers Shot In Harlem Gunfight at 500-Person Barbecue

August 8, 2010
Angel Alvarez, 23, shot an killed 21-year-old Luis Soto, then exchanged fire with at least five officers. Alvarez fired at least four rounds, and Officer Michael Tadeschi was likely struck by a friendly fire round that deflected after striking his ballistic vest.

90 Shots Fired in Charlotte Standoff

August 6, 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged Cody Richmond with attempted murder, 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.

Arkansas Wildlife Officer Ended Gun Battle by Ramming Suspects' Van

May 23, 2010
Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby, who was unarmed and wounded in the incident, has said "all hell broke loose," after officers pulled over the white minivan driven by the suspects.

Families Gather for Two Lawmen Wounded in West Memphis Shootout

May 21, 2010
In a sea of concerned faces at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis on Thursday, Shannon Busby's expression of relief stood out. Dick Busby, sheriff of Crittenden County, Ark., and her husband of 55 years, had been shot in the shoulder during the shootout in the West Memphis Walmart parking lot.

Two Officers Killed, Two Wounded in West Memphis, Ark.

May 20, 2010
Two West Memphis Police officers were killed and two other law enforcement officers, including Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby, were shot today after two suspects were pulled over on a drug interdiction stop around noon on Interstate 40 at Airport Road. The two suspects were shot dead.

Barricaded Gunman Fired at Tactical Officers

February 10, 2010
A standoff with SWAT officers began Tuesday, as officers arrived at the home of 43-year-old John Hickey in Bangor, Calif. The warrant stated that Hickey possessed a firearm, which is a violation of a restraining order that names him in a domestic violence case.

Two Suspects In Arizona Officer's Shooting Captured After Gun Battle

January 29, 2010
A Gilbert police lieutenant was mortally wounded when a suspect with an outstanding warrant shot him from inside a work truck he pulled over for an obscured license plate.

Deadly Force

January 28, 2010

To tell the story of the use of deadly force by law officers, Chris McNab uses a historical narrative that follows Wild West marshals, the posse era, Prohibition gangsters, armed civic protesters, and the drug turf wars of the 1980s and '90s. "Deadly Force: Firearms and American Law Enforcement" also explores the legal and career ramifications of police gunfights and the use of SWAT units with aggressive combatants who are increasingly using heavier firepower against officers.

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