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Arizona Deputies Use Tourniquets to Save Lives

May 15, 2014
Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Deputies have been using first-aid kits with tourniquets for years and are crediting the kits with saving lives after the 2011 shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.

Video: Ariz. SWAT Shooting Settled for $3.4M

September 24, 2013
Pima County, Ariz., has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a Marine who pointed a gun at SWAT officers during a raid two years ago. County officials say they'll pay $3.4 million to end a two-year legal battle.

The Value of Tactical EMS Training

July 22, 2013
When responding to violent events such as an active shooter, after we've neutralized the threat, we can extend our life-saving abilities by managing and treating the damage done by the perpetrators.

Video: Tucson Officer Fired for Pointing Gun at Clerk

July 17, 2013
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police officer on probationary status was fired Tuesday for pointing a gun at a convenience store clerk while intoxicated. The agency confirmed the firing 23-year-old Kyle McCartin on its Facebook page.

Providing Trauma Care

January 24, 2013

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

Ariz. Fugitive Surrenders After 10-Hour Standoff

July 31, 2011
A 10-hour standoff between Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT officers and a wanted fugitive at a southern Tucson hotel room ended with the suspect surrendering. An attempt by two bail bondsmen to arrest him triggered the standoff.

Man Holding Woman, Children Hostage In Tucson Motel

July 29, 2011
Earlier today, officers began negotiating with Luis Felix, 22. Deputies had arrived at the hotel at 2:11 a.m., after a shots-fired call. Felix apparently fired on two bail bondsmen who had attempted to take him into custody.

Improving Communications After the Tucson Shootings

July 18, 2011

The Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson may have drawn interest toward law enforcement in Arizona's second-largest city, but another incident that highlighted the need to improve public safety communications for agencies across the entire nation occurred much earlier: on 9/11.

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

July 18, 2011

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

When Facts Won't Satisfy the LE Critics

June 30, 2011
After weeks of public and media scrutiny, the actions of the Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT unit were officially ruled "justifiable and reasonable." However, the fallout over the raid is far from over, because many people's minds were made up before the facts were known.

Perception: The Difference Between Heroes and Villains

June 17, 2011
The Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Department's May 5 SWAT raid resulted in the death of a Marine at home in front of his family. This tragedy has exploded into one of the most criticized, controversial SWAT incidents in memory.

Video: Ariz. SWAT Officers Cleared In Marine's Shooting

June 14, 2011
A report by Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney David Berkman concluded that Jose Guerena pointed the rifle at officers, who "needed to take immediate action to stop the deadly threat against them."

Former Arizona Deputies Indicted for Drug Ripoff

June 6, 2011
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced today the unsealing of superseding indictment charging two former Pima County Deputy Sheriffs for a conspiracy to steal money that they believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, and for the attempted acquisition and distribution of narcotics.

SWAT Team's Fatal Raid of Ariz. Marine

May 27, 2011

The Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT team fatally shot a Marine who pointed an AR-15 at officers. Source: KGUN9.

Arizona SWAT Team Fired 71 Shots at Former Marine

May 11, 2011
The Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT team fatally shot a former Marine during a raid, firing 71 shots at the man who held allegedly pointed an AR-15 rifle at officers serving a warrant at his home.

APCO Honors Tucson Mass Shooting Dispatchers

April 1, 2011
As part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International will honor members of the Pima County Sheriff's Department call center for their work during the Tucson mass shooting in January.

Arizona Sheriff's Helicopter Crashes Near Tucson

January 31, 2011
Loren Leonberger, a civilian pilot, died at the scene, and three others were injured. Names will be released pending family notification. The helicopter crashed while scouting a location to help identify locations for future radio towers to facilitate communications in the area.

Sheriff's First Responders Credit TEMS Training In Tucson Shooting

January 22, 2011
The sheriff's SWAT team medic David Kleinman developed the field-trauma training about three years ago and Capt. Byron Gwaltney, the Giffords shooting incident commander, expanded the training, named the First Five Minutes, to include all deputies six months ago.

Congressional Leaders Step Up Security After Arizona Shooting

January 13, 2011
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer, a 42-year officer, has said he doesn't advice national politicians to arm themselves while in their districts, however several elected leaders believe they need more security.

Jared Loughner Stopped by Wildlife Officer Hours Before Shooting

January 12, 2011
Loughner ran a red light and was let off with a warning three hours before the deadly attack by an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the agency announced.
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