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Standoff Situations

The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.

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“We need more armor. Do we have a fire truck? We need a firetruck or something parked out in front of this house, we’re all pinned down,” an officer radios
Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee died at a hospital after being shot when he tried to serve the man with a trespass warning
A female hostage was also shot; the suspect surrendered and was arrested by Ontario Police Department officers after an hours-long standoff
“We are thankful that our deputies were not seriously injured but are concerned with the recent violence directed towards our deputies,” the department stated
"[The suspect’s] objectives were to get into a shootout with law enforcement, kill law enforcement and be killed by law enforcement,” Chief Scott Vermillion said