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2012 Year in Review

2012 proved to be a year full of valuable lessons, whether from tragedy or heroic feats. Read accounts of the year’s most memorable incidents from the people directly involved in our first-person features, enjoy expert commentary from our columnists and watch some of the best police videos of 2012.

An officer talks about the day he watched a chief die in the line of duty, and how he and his family got through it
It took an almost eleven month recovery process, but Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady is glad to be back on the job
An officer is back on desk duty and improving every day after a devastating ambush
An Ariz. officer recalls saving a couple from a house fire and his recovery
One officer recounts the day serving a search warrant initiated a gun battle that killed 1, injured 5
When a quiet night on patrol quickly went south, a nervous officer acted flawlessly
The chief of police reviews the day of the shooting and the months of recovery
High-speed chases look like fun because they are
Preventing juvenile mass murder in American schools is the job of police officers, school teachers, and concerned parents