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California Training Officer Accidentally Shot by Rookie

It happened at a tow yard police were using as a training ground for new officers. Stockton police say during the tow yard training exercise a rookie officer accidentally discharged their weapon, hitting a training officer.

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Police Officer Killed in Avalanche in Austrian Alps

A police officer was killed in an avalanche during a training exercise in the Austrian Alps this week.

Video: FL Sergeant Shot in Chest in Training Accident

The bullet fired during a firearms exercise that was not supposed to include live ammunition missed Sgt. Eric Fernandez's heart by only two inches.

Kentucky Deputy in Stable Condition after Suffering Heart Attack in Training

A Mercer County, KY, deputy is out of surgery and stable in the intensive care unit after he had a heart attack during an active shooter response training Saturday.

3 Injured When DEA Airplane Made Emergency Landing on Texas Street

The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that an airplane piloted by DEA employees taking part in a training exercise experienced some unspecified problems in the air and the employees were forced to set the plane down in a residential neighborhood in Texas.

Ohio Officer Collapses, Dies During Training in 90-Degree Heat

Patrolman Vu Nguyen passed away four days after collapsing during a 1.5-mile timed run that was part of the agency's canine handler eligibility process.

Pennsylvania K-9 Dies After Falling from Roof in Training

K-9 Choper was a 5-year-old German shepherd who served with the Conewango Township (PA) Police Department.

ATF Agent Dies of Apparent Heart Attack in Training

Special Agent Paul “Scott” Ragsdale of Rockwall, TX, was learning arrest techniques when he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.

Florida Officer Collapses and Dies During Training

Officer Thomas Coulter and 23 other new police officers were doing what the chief described as “very light" physical training last Monday when Coulter collapsed. The trainees had just started a session of jogging and doing pushups around 8 a.m. when Coulter collapsed.

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Pennsylvania Officer Dies from Cardiac Arrest During Tactical Team Training

Officer Alex Sable, 37, was training to become a member of York County's Quick Response Team when he went into cardiac arrest. He received immediate treatment from on-site medics and was transported to a Baltimore-area hospital, where he died Wednesday evening.