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Ind. Officer Handed Gun To Civilian To Kill Deer

July 3, 2013
A Richmond, Ind., man claims a police officer who responded to an accident involving a young deer handed his loaded gun to a civilian to euthanize the badly injured animal.

Partner Fired At Suspect Who Killed Miss. Detective

April 16, 2013
The partner of a Jackson (Miss.) Police detective fired a round at the murder suspect who killed Det. Eric Smith in a third-floor interrogation room earlier this month.

Lessons from the Onion Field

March 25, 2013
"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.

St. Louis Officer Disarmed, Shot With Own Gun

March 1, 2011
The officer arrived at the 5200 block of St. Louis Avenue at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to find a man who had been stabbed. The officer entered the home and chased the suspect, who was able to wrestle the officer's gun away from him and fire one shot at him.

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

February 1, 2011

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This is a good technique. Here are three additional techniques that can help you keep your duty weapon out of the hands of the bad guy. For the full story, read "Stopping Gun Grabs."

Stopping Gun Grabs

January 11, 2011

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This technique is good. But before you are able to react in this manner, the suspect can bridge the open space between you, lower his shoulders, and extend his hands to touch your holstered firearm. Try using a technique that provides a faster reaction.

Armed Inmate Holds Preschool Hostage, After Attacking Deputy

November 30, 2010
After disarming the deputy, Maurice Ainsworth forced his way into the Secret Garden Too Preschool, held a gun to the teacher's head and demanded her keys. He attempted to steal the teacher's car, but fled in the opposite direct as police approached the school.

Gang Member Killed Colorado Deputy With Service Weapon

November 24, 2010
Investigators are still trying to determine how Rueben Reyes was able to get the gun away from Weld County (Colo.) Sheriff's Dep. Sam Brownlee during a scuffle.

Suspect Likely Shot California Officer With Duty Weapon

November 10, 2010
Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux was arrested by police and FBI agents at a Target store in Riverside. He has been charged with murder and a parole violation.

Man Wrestles Gun From Massachusetts Officer To Fatally Shoot Himself

October 7, 2010
The officer, who was working a paid detail for a Verizon work crew in front of Lynn City Hall, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Beware the Restrained Subject

September 30, 2010

Over the years, I've heard multiple accounts of handcuffed subjects who later escaped or attempted to escape. One particular incident involved a young kid who fled on foot. His ability to outrun two officers with his hands behind his back demonstrated just how focused a person can be if he wants to escape.

Handcuffed Suspects Are Still a Threat

December 4, 2009

Handcuffing a suspect may only be one step toward gaining compliance. As this video from Black Tiger Tactical System states, "handcuffs on the suspect does not mean the fight is over."

TASER Defense

October 1, 2008

To prevent a subject from getting near any of your weapons, create a defensive wedge with your two arms and push the subject away. You should then be able to deploy your TASER from the proper distance.

Retention Holster Showdown

September 1, 2007

These days, weapon retention is a serious subject. And with good reason. About 20 percent of all officers feloniously killed with handguns are slain with their own weapons. This disturbing statistic is trending up despite the increasing availability of holsters designed to aid officers in weapon retention.

Disarming

August 1, 2003

Most police departments nationwide didn't start training their recruits and sworn officers how to protect their guns until the early '80s when law enforcement became widely aware of the staggering statistics regarding officer shootings.

SL3.2.1 SpeedLok Holster

April 1, 2002
Bianchi's new SL3.2.1 SpeedLok Duty Holster was created as a response to officer concerns about weapon security. The SpeedLok's Auto Retention system secures automatically, preventing both weapon fallout and take away attempts without the need for snaps, bails, or other devices. The duty weapon can be twisted and pulled in any direction, but it cannot be removed from the holster unless you release the SpeedLok lever.
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