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NYPD Transitioning to a New Duty Holster

August 12, 2016
NYPD officials say the department's new Safariland 6360 ALS gun holster with an automatic locking system is more secure than its previous holster. The department started issuing it to all new recruits in June of 2014. The Safariland 6360 ALS was not in use by the officer who was attacked Tuesday and lost his gun to a suspect who killed an uninvolved bystander. More Here.

Video: NYPD Transitioning to a New Duty Holster

August 12, 2016
NYPD officials say the department's new Safariland 6360 ALS gun holster with an automatic locking system is more secure than its previous holster. The department started issuing it to all new recruits in June of 2014. The Safariland 6360 ALS was not in use by the officer who was attacked Tuesday and lost his gun to a suspect who killed an uninvolved bystander.

Video: Man Grabs NYPD Officer's Gun, Fatally Shoots Bronx Deli Clerk

August 11, 2016
A panhandler removed the duty weapon from a New York Police Department officer's holster and used it to fatally shoot a Bronx bodega worker as a late-night dispute over $2 exploded into a deadly street shootout, police said.

Man Grabs NYPD Officer's Gun, Fatally Shoots Bronx Deli Clerk

August 11, 2016
A panhandler removed the duty weapon from a New York Police Department officer's holster and used it to fatally shoot a Bronx bodega worker as a late-night dispute over $2 exploded into a deadly street shootout, police said. More Here.

NYPD Training Tactic to Secure Police Gun Rarely Works on the Streets, Expert Says

August 11, 2016
In the heat of battle, training intended to help officers secure their weapons often goes out the window, a police tactics expert and retired NYPD lieutenant says.

Oklahoma City Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Gun Grab Attack on Bus

July 21, 2016
Video from a gun grab attack that resulted in a fatal officer-involved shooting in northwest Oklahoma City was released Monday. More Here.

Video: Oklahoma City Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Gun Grab Attack on Bus

July 21, 2016
Video from a gun grab attack that resulted in a fatal officer-involved shooting in northwest Oklahoma City was released Monday.

Video: 2 Bailiffs Killed, Deputy Wounded in Michigan Courthouse Shooting Identified

July 12, 2016
Police late Monday identified the slain officers as Joseph Zangaro, 61, a retired Michigan State Police commander, and Ronald Kienzle, 63, a retired sergeant with the Benton Charter Township Police Department.

2 Bailiffs Killed, Deputy Wounded in Michigan Courthouse Shooting Identified

July 12, 2016
Two bailiffs in a southwestern Michigan county courthouse were killed in a shooting by an inmate as they escorted him to a hearing, the county sheriff said Monday. More Here.

Wisconsin Officer Wounded in Gun Grab Attack, Suspect Dead

May 30, 2016
A 23-year-old Appleton, WI, man who was a suspect in two retail thefts attacked an Appleton police officer early Saturday, taking her handgun and shooting her and a Good Samaritan before killing himself on the city's east side, Police Chief Todd Thomas said.

Video: Dash Cam Captures Brutal Gun Grab Attack on Minnesota Officer

May 20, 2016
Police say last November Hyman was responding to a loud noise complaint. When Hyman arrived he talked to Carr and found out there was a felony warrant for his arrest. That's when the attack began.

Handcuffed Florida Murder Suspect Grabs and Loads Deputy’s Shotgun while Left Unattended in Car

May 13, 2016
A murder suspect left handcuffed and unsupervised in the backseat of an Orange County Sheriff's Office vehicle broke a divider in the car and twice got his hands on deputies' shotguns, court records show.

Obama Wants Law Enforcement to Use "Smart Guns"

April 29, 2016
Under the measures, the government would define requirements that gun makers need to meet for police to consider purchasing. The White House said that local governments could apply for grants for guns equipped with the technology.

Video: Minneapolis Relatively Quiet After Jamar Clark Shooting Decision

March 31, 2016
The protests were relatively peaceful compared to the siege the city experienced for 18 days after the shooting.

County Attorney Rules Minneapolis Officers Justified in Killing Jamar Clark

March 30, 2016
No charges will be filed against the two Minneapolis officers involved in the shooting death last November of Jamar Clark, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday morning.

Real World Weapon Retention Tactics

January 29, 2016

Retention holsters have their benefits and can help you defeat some gun grabs, but all officers also need to know how to defeat the attacker physically during a gun grab attack.

Suspect Wanted for Disarming Nebraska Officer Shoots Self on Sioux Reservation

January 7, 2016
Authorities say a man sought after assaulting and disarming a police officer shot himself as officers tried to arrest him on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska.

Officers Named in Minneapolis OIS, Union Says Shooting was Result of Gun Grab

November 19, 2015
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the police union, said the shooting happened after Clark allegedly tried to grab one of the officer’s guns when they responded to a paramedic’s 911 call for help early Sunday morning and scuffled with Clark. An autopsy said Clark died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Minnesota Deputy Killed in Hospital Gun Grab Incident

October 19, 2015
At about 5:15 a.m., authorities say  there was a struggle between Hammond and Sandberg, who was overseeing Hammond at the time. During the struggle, Hammond reportedly took Sandberg’s firearm, and killed the deputy. More Here.

Video: Minnesota Deputy Killed in Hospital Gun Grab Incident

October 19, 2015
At about 5:15 a.m., authorities say there was a struggle between Hammond and Sandberg, who was overseeing Hammond at the time. During the struggle, Hammond reportedly took Sandberg’s firearm, and killed the deputy.
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