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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.

Better Than the Real Thing

September 1, 2004

If you believe the media, it would seem as if negligent shootings of law enforcement officers during training are almost a daily event. In actuality, such incidents are quite rare, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take every necessary step to prevent these tragedies.

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 1, 2003

Spend any amount of time on or near the firing line and your hearing will become damaged. And with the great variety of hearing protection devices available today, ranging from simple disposable foam plugs to active electronic muffs, you’re foolish if you don’t make the most of them.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Hard Knocks

January 1, 2003

Today's DT training is much more gritty, more physical, and closer to an approximation of what officers experience in a real street encounter. Unfortunately, it's also much more dangerous.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Living And Dying On The Edge

January 1, 2003

The danger is, of course, part of the appeal of being a SWAT officer. But it's also why SWAT training must be approached with the greatest level of precision and precaution.

Special Report: Preventing Training Tragedies

January 1, 2003

In this issue of POLICE magazine, we address one of the greatest pressing concerns of police executives and law enforcement: the growing number of serious accidents and even deaths in police training.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

January 1, 2003

Of all training accidents, police officers shooting each other in simulation drills are the most tragic. They are also the most difficult for some officers and civilians to comprehend.

Give Something Back

May 1, 2002

When teaching Field Training Officer (FTO) certification or Instructor Training programs, I challenge each of the prospective trainers to give something back. But that's their job. The question is, have we all been giving back like we should?

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