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Off-Duty Ohio Officer Comes Under Fire During Roadside Dispute

An officer with the Warren (OH) Police Department was on his way home from work when he stopped to provide aid to what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. But the incident somehow escalated, and both parties reportedly fired shots.

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Off-Duty California Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in Leg

An off-duty officer with the Bear Valley (CA) Police Department accidentally shot himself in the leg at a golf course on New Year's Eve.

Off-Duty Colorado Officer Wounded by Robbery Suspect

An off-duty officer with the Denver Police Department was wounded in a gunfight with an armed suspect who had reportedly just robbed a local gas station and convenience store.

7 More Tips for Off-Duty Officer Safety

Several recent events served as a reminder that off-duty officers risk coming under attack, as well as coming into contact with crimes in progress while not in uniform. Here are seven thoughts on staying safe when you're not on the job.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Opens Fire on Intruder in his Home

An off-duty officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department reportedly responded to the sound of an intruder in his home and opened fire on the suspect.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Followed, Fired Upon in Personal Vehicle

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was followed from his police precinct while in his personally owned vehicle and fired upon in an apparent ambush attack.

Off-Duty California Officer Beaten By Mob While Assisting Crime Victim

An off-duty officer with the California Highway Patrol was severely beaten by a mob of teens during an altercation at a shopping mall in a suburb of Oakland on the day after Thanksgiving.

Officer Credits "Divine Providence" in Saving Life of Heart Attack Victim

An officer with the Henrico (VA) Police Department said that it was "divine providence" that placed him in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to help save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Illinois Man Arrested for Pointing BB Gun at Off-Duty Police Officer

A man in Rockford, IL, has been arrested for pointing a BB gun at a police officer earlier this week.

Video: Off-Duty Philly Officer Fired at While Stopping Bar Fight

An off-duty officer was shot at multiple times early Wednesday morning when he intervened to stop a beating outside of a West Philadelphia bar, authorities said.