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Suicide by Cop

Alleged SBC Incident in Iowa Prompts Call for More Mental Health Training

A call for more training in the aftermath of the shooting death of a suicidal subject is an understandable reaction. The only logical next step, however, is to provide police departments with the resources necessary to fulfill that request.

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21-Year-Old FL Deputy Killed by Friendly Fire During Warrant Service

Deputy Blane Lane had taken a “tactical position” outside of the suspect’s mobile home. Two other deputies had confronted the suspect who pointed a pistol at them.

Father of Mentally Ill Man Killed by TX Officer Expresses Sympathy for Police

Rob Davis said his son had an Airsoft gun. "It looks like a gun," Davis said. "You would never be able to tell the difference.”

AZ LEOs Escort Fallen Deputy's Daughter to First Day of School

Julianna Kinnard's father, Joshua Kinnard, was a detention officer with the MCSO who was killed in a tragic officer-involved shooting in 2018.

Wounded Wichita Officer Has Long Road to Recovery

His prognosis has improved, according to Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.

Prosecutors Say Man Shot Chicago Officer to Lure Others into Killing Him

While chasing the suspect, one of the officers was shot in her hand as he positioned himself in a first-floor window, prosecutors said.

FL Deputy Pleaded with Suspect to "Show Hands" Before Fatal Shooting

In late July, "Scott's mother called HCSO when he left a note at her home claiming he wanted to die via suicide by cop," the sheriff's office said.

Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident

Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.

Gunman Yelled "Kill Me" Before Being Fatally Shot by Nebraska Police

An armed man was fatally shot by officers with the Omaha (NE) Police Department during a domestic call on Tuesday evening.

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Florida Deputy Shot, Wounded at Call of Suicidal Subject

A deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office was wounded in a gunfight with a suspect during a call of a suicidal subject at a home on Wednesday afternoon.

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