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Armored Rescue Vehicles: Mobile Force Multipliers

August 6, 2013
Armored vehicles are a mobile force multiplier for law enforcement, and in this extremely violent era, they are essential equipment.

10 Things Officers Want to Tell Dispatchers

November 7, 2012

Previously, POLICE Magazine shared some things that dispatchers always wanted officers to know. This time, the shoe is on the other foot, and we allow field units to give dispatchers some advice.

Poplawski Gets Death for Killing 3 Pittsburgh Officers

June 29, 2011
A jury gave Richard Poplawski a death sentence for the ambush killing of three Pittsburgh Police officers two years ago. The panel of seven men and five women brought in from Dauphin County announced their decision at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Jurors Consider Death for Poplawski, After Guilty Verdict

June 27, 2011
Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli urged jurors to give Richard Poplawski the death penalty for gunning down three Pittsburgh Police officers in a hail of gunfire at his home in April 2009.

Poplawski's Vest Stopped Police Rounds

June 23, 2011
One of Officer Mayhle's eight, .40-caliber rounds was recovered from Poplawski's vest. Investigators also matched casings found inside the home with Mayhle's service weapon.

Pittsburgh Ambush Trial: Poplawski Confessed In Phone Calls

June 22, 2011
Richard Poplawski admitted in phone calls to a friend and 911 dispatchers he was killing police officers at his home, witnesses testified Tuesday in his capital murder trial.

Trial Begins In Killing of Three Pittsburgh Officers

June 20, 2011
Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli told Dauphin County jurors he expected the trial to last about two weeks, and said the case was about "fallen heroes and potentially fallen heroes."

Is Law Enforcement Entering a Deadly New Era?

April 1, 2011
The spike in duty deaths has occurred despite the many advancements in police training, equipment (particularly protective armor), and emergency medical trauma care. What does appear to be occurring is more and more criminals are showing an increasing willingness to engage police in armed confrontations.

Pittsburgh Police Ambush: One Year Later

April 12, 2010
As in Oakland, Pittsburgh police have had a very rough year, grieving and recovering from the murders of three fellow officers. All the while, continuing to serve and protect the citizens of Pittsburgh as the professionals they are.

Trial Date Set For Pittsburgh Cop Killer

April 7, 2010
The man accused of killing three Pittsburgh officers a year ago will be tried on a multitude of charges beginning Oct. 12 over the objections of the attorney assigned to defend him, an Allegheny County judge has ruled.

NTOA Honors Pittsburgh SWAT Officers

September 17, 2009
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) honored the actions of the Pittsburgh SWAT unit that responded to an April ambush that resulted in the deaths of three officers at the hands of a heavily armed 22-year-old gunman.

Pittsburgh Police Aim to Add Rifles to Patrol Car Arsenals

April 30, 2009
The city has long considered providing rifles and shotguns to officers, but the measure took on urgency when a heavily armed man fatally shot three officers responding to a domestic disturbance April 4 in Stanton Heights, city Public Safety Director Michael Huss said.

Pa. Gov. Rendell Urges Ban on Assault Weapons in Wake of Pittsburgh Cop Killings

April 16, 2009
Surrounded by Pittsburgh officials such as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Police Chief Nate Harper, plus a dozen other mayors and state police officers, Gov. Ed Rendell urged Congress yesterday to re-enact a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, which criminals sometimes use to kill police.

Massacre in Pittsburgh: The Unthinkable Strikes Again

April 15, 2009
SWAT took up positions around the suspect’s brick house as the firefight raged. SWAT’s Lenco BEAR armored rescue vehicle withstood numerous bullet hits, including two very visible hits to the front windshield.

Survival Lessons from Oakland and Pittsburgh

April 15, 2009
The lesson all of us must learn from the Oakland and Pittsburgh tragedies is to honor our fallen brothers in blue by doing whatever it takes to not only survive, or even to win, but to prevail.

Suspected Pittsburgh Cop-Killer Reportedly a White Supremacist

April 10, 2009
An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) investigation has revealed that Richard Poplawski, the man charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officers on April 4, 2009, was an increasingly troubled young man who exhibited growing rage against racial minorities, Jews, the government, and police.

Pittsburgh Honors Fallen Officers with Massive Funeral

April 10, 2009
Thousands of officers from across the country and Canada, wearing black bands over their badges, joined hundreds of Pittsburgh officers in mourning the three who were killed after answering the domestic call at 1016 Fairfield St.

Crowd Mourns 3 Slain Pittsburgh Officers at Viewing

April 9, 2009
Law enforcement officials from as far away as Georgia gathered yesterday to pay tribute to three fellow officers killed in the line of duty over the weekend.

Pittsburgh Dispatchers Receive Weapon Question Guide in Wake of Ambush Killings

April 9, 2009
"We're never gonna let this happen again. Not on my watch," county Emergency Services Chief Robert A. Full said yesterday in pledging that 911 employees will make every effort to uncover critical information that could save police officers' lives.

Investigators Say Pittsburgh Cop Killing Suspect Shows No Remorse

April 8, 2009
Investigators said Richard Poplawski, 22, showed no remorse when describing the deaths of Officers Mayhle, Sciullo and Eric Kelly, who were all killed as they responded to a 911 call placed by Margaret Poplawski, the suspect's mother.
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