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N.J. Sgt. Fatally Shot After Firing Subgun at Officers

March 28, 2011
Sgt. David Powell, a 22-year veteran of the force, had earlier been called to the station after a report that he violated a restraining order. He was recently divorced from his second wife.

Former S.C. SWAT Officer Shot by Former Colleague

March 21, 2011
Craig Brewster Thompson, 43, apparently committed "suicide by cop" after emerging at 3 a.m. Friday from the house where he had been keeping his 4-year-old twin daughters hostage for nearly four hours.

Detroit Police Station Shooter Wanted Suicide by Cop

January 24, 2011
Lamar Deshea Moore, 38, had been implicated in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a runaway teenage girl, when he opened fire on officers inside Northwestern station.

Dallas Officer Wounded by Reportedly Suicidal Shooter

November 29, 2010
A witness to a shootout that left a Dallas police officer wounded and the gunman dead Sunday night at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex says he thinks the gunman wanted to die.

Knife-Wielding Man Killed by NYPD After Pulling Out TASER Probes

October 4, 2010
Emmanuel Paulino, 24, shrugged off the TASER darts that cops first used outside his Inwood apartment building and lunged at officers, who fired at least nine times, killing him, police said.

Suicide by Cop: The Most Selfish Act

April 30, 2010

People who choose to force cops to shoot them to death often wound and kill bystanders and even cops in the process.

Suicide by Cop

April 30, 2010

When a person jumps to his death, we don't persecute the sidewalk, but time and again, society will blame the cop.

Suicidal Gunman Killed by Georgia SWAT Team

March 2, 2010
Douglas Scott Pilcher, 47, reportedly was armed with several weapons inside his home, threatened suicide and fired several shots at authorities before a Paulding County officer fired a shot back and wounded him.

Machete-Wielding Man Told Doctor He Would 'Take Out' Officers

January 26, 2010
SF Chief Gascon released a voice recording 65-year-old Edward Smith left for his physician before being shot by an officer outside his home. Smith had ignored verbal commands to stop advancing toward the two officers with a machete.

15 Officers Shot Suicidal Dallas-Area Robbery Suspect

December 29, 2009
Fifteen police officers shot at a robbery suspect who was killed Sunday night in Pleasant Grove after he refused to drop a gun and told his mother by phone he wanted to die, police said.

Watch Your 6

January 1, 2002

In any given year when we are willing to celebrate the fact that only 50 or so of our brothers and sisters were murdered in the line of duty, it is readily apparent that too many of us are still messing up — fatally — on far too many occasions. Nevertheless, we are doing a much better job of recognizing the fatal errors. And in many cases we are counteracting them.

Getting You to Pull the Trigger

November 1, 1998

Despite the officer's repeated pleas for him to drop the weapon, Pergament continues to advance.  Faced with the prospect his own impending death, the officer fires three times, killing Pergament.  Only later does the officer learn the brutal truth: the weapon wielded by the suspect is nothing more than a toy gun.

Suicide by Cop: Getting You to Pull the Trigger

November 1, 1998

At least one lawman, who has participated in perhaps the only study done on these incidents, prefers to call them "officer-assisted suicides," but whatever the description, they are increasing. What can you do to help ensure that you and your colleagues don't get take down by people with a death wish?

The Beat: Suicide by Cop

September 1, 1998

I once attended an FBI class on Critical Incident Negotiations which touched on "suicide by cop" and showed videos of different actual cases where people had made the conscious decision to die at the hands of law enforcement. It all seemed fairly learnable, information that was impressive but not overwhelming. That was before Aug. 3, 1997.

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