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NYTOA to Present Class on Weapon Retention and Close-Quarter Combat at SHOT Show

Topics covered will be weapon retention best practices—including retention during ground struggle and against a wall or barrier—and the concepts of angles, control, and distance management during weapon presentation.

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Ind. Officer Handed Gun To Civilian To Kill Deer

A Richmond, Ind., man claims a police officer who responded to an accident involving a young deer handed his loaded gun to a civilian to euthanize the badly injured animal.

Partner Fired At Suspect Who Killed Miss. Detective

The partner of a Jackson (Miss.) Police detective fired a round at the murder suspect who killed Det. Eric Smith in a third-floor interrogation room earlier this month.

Lessons from the Onion Field

"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.

St. Louis Officer Disarmed, Shot With Own Gun

The officer arrived at the 5200 block of St. Louis Avenue at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to find a man who had been stabbed. The officer entered the home and chased the suspect, who was able to wrestle the officer's gun away from him and fire one shot at him.

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This is a good technique. Here are three additional techniques that can help you keep your duty weapon out of the hands of the bad guy. For the full story, read "Stopping Gun Grabs."

Stopping Gun Grabs

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This technique is good. But before you are able to react in this manner, the suspect can bridge the open space between you, lower his shoulders, and extend his hands to touch your holstered firearm. Try using a technique that provides a faster reaction.

Armed Inmate Holds Preschool Hostage, After Attacking Deputy

After disarming the deputy, Maurice Ainsworth forced his way into the Secret Garden Too Preschool, held a gun to the teacher's head and demanded her keys. He attempted to steal the teacher's car, but fled in the opposite direct as police approached the school.

Gang Member Killed Colorado Deputy With Service Weapon

Investigators are still trying to determine how Rueben Reyes was able to get the gun away from Weld County (Colo.) Sheriff's Dep. Sam Brownlee during a scuffle.

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Suspect Likely Shot California Officer With Duty Weapon

Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux was arrested by police and FBI agents at a Target store in Riverside. He has been charged with murder and a parole violation.