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NTOA Honors Pittsburgh SWAT Officers

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) honored the actions of the Pittsburgh SWAT unit that responded to an April ambush that resulted in the deaths of three officers at the hands of a heavily armed 22-year-old gunman.

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Pittsburgh Police Aim to Add Rifles to Patrol Car Arsenals

The city has long considered providing rifles and shotguns to officers, but the measure took on urgency when a heavily armed man fatally shot three officers responding to a domestic disturbance April 4 in Stanton Heights, city Public Safety Director Michael Huss said.

Pa. Gov. Rendell Urges Ban on Assault Weapons in Wake of Pittsburgh Cop Killings

Surrounded by Pittsburgh officials such as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Police Chief Nate Harper, plus a dozen other mayors and state police officers, Gov. Ed Rendell urged Congress yesterday to re-enact a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, which criminals sometimes use to kill police.

Survival Lessons from Oakland and Pittsburgh

The lesson all of us must learn from the Oakland and Pittsburgh tragedies is to honor our fallen brothers in blue by doing whatever it takes to not only survive, or even to win, but to prevail.

Massacre in Pittsburgh: The Unthinkable Strikes Again

SWAT took up positions around the suspect’s brick house as the firefight raged. SWAT’s Lenco BEAR armored rescue vehicle withstood numerous bullet hits, including two very visible hits to the front windshield.

Pittsburgh Honors Fallen Officers with Massive Funeral

Thousands of officers from across the country and Canada, wearing black bands over their badges, joined hundreds of Pittsburgh officers in mourning the three who were killed after answering the domestic call at 1016 Fairfield St.

Suspected Pittsburgh Cop-Killer Reportedly a White Supremacist

An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) investigation has revealed that Richard Poplawski, the man charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officers on April 4, 2009, was an increasingly troubled young man who exhibited growing rage against racial minorities, Jews, the government, and police.

Pittsburgh Dispatchers Receive Weapon Question Guide in Wake of Ambush Killings

"We're never gonna let this happen again. Not on my watch," county Emergency Services Chief Robert A. Full said yesterday in pledging that 911 employees will make every effort to uncover critical information that could save police officers' lives.

Crowd Mourns 3 Slain Pittsburgh Officers at Viewing

Law enforcement officials from as far away as Georgia gathered yesterday to pay tribute to three fellow officers killed in the line of duty over the weekend.

Investigators Say Pittsburgh Cop Killing Suspect Shows No Remorse

Investigators said Richard Poplawski, 22, showed no remorse when describing the deaths of Officers Mayhle, Sciullo and Eric Kelly, who were all killed as they responded to a 911 call placed by Margaret Poplawski, the suspect's mother.