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To Stop, or Not to Stop, That is the Question
Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010

Before Lawson had time to open her car door, the man turned and raised a rifle and began shooting. Lawson's mind kicked into a hyperkinetic drive, her synapses firing in rapid-fire succession of one another and keeping pace with the man's action on the trigger of the AR-15 he was wielding.

March 14, 2013

Shots Fired: Redford Township, Michigan 06/10/1998

Shots Fired: Redford Township, Michigan 06/10/1998

Sgt. Adam Pasciak's mind began to feel like it was starting to shut down when he heard more gunshots ringing out—a lot of them. Sgt. Jim Turner had witnessed what happened and continued the foot pursuit of the driver, exchanging gunfire as they ran.

August 29, 2012

Shots Fired: Ontario, California 02/03/2002

Shots Fired: Ontario, California 02/03/2002

For Officer Kris Lavoie of the Ontario (Calif.) Police Department, Super Bowl Sunday 2002 would prove to be a busy one. But not in the way that most Americans enjoy. For Lavoie had no idea just how busy. Or just how much he would feel like a real "gladiator" before the day was over.

September 12, 2011

Don't Be a Fair Weather Cop

Don't Be a Fair Weather Cop

About the last thing I like to do is make t-stops during bad weather. Nonetheless, it's the job. And here's a story of why we need to remain vigilant even when it's awful outside.

May 24, 2011

Shots Fired: Bloomfield, Vermont 08/19/1997

Shots Fired: Bloomfield, Vermont 08/19/1997

New Hampshire State Trooper Charles West halted a town's troubled resident who had killed two officers and a newspaper editor during a murderous rampage while armed with an AR-15 and ballistic vest.

February 25, 2011

The Hazards of Traffic Stops

The Hazards of Traffic Stops

Pulling over a motorist can result in a simple citation or a raging gun battle. You have to be prepared for either one.

October 19, 2010

Dealing With the Non-Compliant Threat

The one thing you have undeniable control over is yourself and your response to the situation. Your goal is to resolve the situation using the lowest degree of force possible.

August 19, 2010

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006

Gottfried had made threats to his ex-girlfriend that he would kill her and any cop that tried to come between them. Lt. McLane didn't know that when he pulled him over for speeding.

July 26, 2010

The Little Things

I kept thinking back to the way he'd positioned himself. Perhaps most impressive was the fact that he appeared to be a veteran officer who hadn't allowed himself a degree of complacency.

May 6, 2010

Searching Rides: Dirty and Dangerous

Searching Rides: Dirty and Dangerous

The less inclined you are to search something in a vehicle you've stopped, the better the odds that you should. Diapers and sanitary napkins have been used to store narcotics.

April 29, 2010

Why Are Cops Dragged to Death?

Even if an officer is able to get a pretty good grip, the driver can try to scrape the officer's ass off by brushing up against oncoming traffic or fixed objects on the opposite side of the street.

April 15, 2010

Shots Fired: Binghamton, N.Y. 05/14/2002

New York State Troopers Shawn Dean and John Spero had been parked at the side of the highway, driver’s window-to-driver’s window, comparing notes and spooking speeders into slowing down. Dean was content with the notion that everyone was pretty much adhering to the speed limit, if only for the moment. At six o’clock p.m., it was the mid-point of his shift, and Spero’s stint was almost over.

July 1, 2006

Killer Stops

There is probably no more misunderstood law enforcement duty than traffic enforcement. Cops who perform this duty often think of it as tedious and futile. And the motorists who are pulled over for traffic violations feel like they are being picked on and tapped for fines that fill local government coffers.

June 1, 2006