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Honolulu Motor Cop Killed In Training Exercise

July 24, 2012
Officer Chad Morimoto, an eight-year veteran, was performing the training at the Mililani District Park when he crashed on Lanikuhana Avenue.

1 Dead, 3 Missing In Coast Guard Copter Crash

February 29, 2012
One U.S. Coast Guard crewmember is dead and three are missing after a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Mobile Bay, Ala. The MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala.

Mich. Cop Dies While Jogging

February 29, 2012
A Michigan police officer died of an apparent heart attack while training for the agency's K-9 unit. Officer Andrew Rusticus, of the Grand Rapids Police Department, was 29 years old.

Virginia Cop Dies During Dive Training

December 20, 2011
A member of the Chesapeake (Va.) Police Department's dive team died during a training exercise at Oak Grove Lake Park on Tuesday.

N.C. Officer Dies In Rappelling Accident

July 6, 2011
A Sanford (N.C.) Police officer has died in a "freak accident" after injuring himself while rappelling down a four-story building during a training exercise.

Virginia Agency Bans Head Strikes, Following Recruit's Death

March 18, 2011
The Norfolk (Va.) Police Department has revamped its defensive tactics training, so cadets will no longer be required to endure strikes to the head or defend themselves when they are exhausted

Virginia Chief On Hot Seat After Training Death

February 2, 2011
There have been public calls for the firing of Marquis and one council member said publicly he has lost faith in the chief for the way he handled the death of John Kohn, 40.

Florida Officer Suffers Heart Attack During Tactical Training

January 14, 2011
Davie (Fla.) Police Officer Rogerio Morales was described as being very physically fit but may have had a heart attack during training for the department's Special Response Team (SRT). He was completing a physical agility test when he collapsed.

DT Training Injury Caused Death of Virginia Recruit

December 29, 2010
Recruit John Kohn, 40, was wearing protective headgear when he banged heads with another recruit as they were moving through doors in the training area.

Virginia Recruit Injured In Training Dies

December 21, 2010
A Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit has died nine days after he was injured during training. John Kohn, 40, died Saturday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Missouri Officer Killed In Firearms Training Accident

September 17, 2010
Dan De Kraai, 35, was killed when another officer's gun accidentally discharged during a break from a training session.

California Officer Wounded At Firing Range

August 11, 2010
The incident occurred while an officer was clearing a round from a .40-caliber handgun. The gun went off, sending the round into a concrete table. The bullet broke apart, sending fragments into a second officer's leg, hand, and face.

West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

April 28, 2010
Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him.

Florida Recruit's Heart 'Just Gave Out On Him'

December 30, 2009
Williams, who had left his masters program in psychology, had completed his coursework at the Daytona State College police academy. Williams collapsed, after completing the agency's pre-employment agility test.

Memphis PD Fires Two Officers Over Accidental Shooting

October 21, 2009
Melissa Haley, 35, and Dexter Craig, 28, were terminated for their involvement in an April training accident that led to the shooting of a recruit in the wrist, a Memphis television station is reporting.

Tenn. Recruit Shot By Instructor During Training

August 12, 2009
A Memphis Police Department recruit was accidentally shot in the wrist by an instructor during firearms training at the Police Training Academy, FoxNews.com reports.

New Hampshire AG's Report Says Concord Sergeant Broke No Laws in Training Accident Shooting

January 13, 2009
The New Hampshire attorney general's office issued a final report yesterday reaffirming its conclusion that a Concord police sergeant broke no laws when he accidentally shot and wounded another officer during a training session in May.

Port of Corpus Christi Officer Killed at Firing Range

December 20, 2007
A Port of Corpus Christi police officer died from a gunshot wound earlier this week while he and another officer were zeroing in a rifle on the agency's range.

The Dreaded Triple Ds

November 28, 2007
I don't know what it is but if you ever hear someone say, "Hey, watch me do this" a first aid kit is usually called for next.

Safe Training in a Troubled World

June 28, 2007

Every year around a half dozen law enforcement officers die in training accidents. While some of these deaths are related to fitness and health issues---for example an officer that dies after suffering a heart attack during a training run---there are at least two or three that die as the result of firearms or other use-of-force incidents while training.

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