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Law Enforcement Injured or Killed by Guns

Thorough Investigation from Tri-State Gun Accident Attorneys 

Our law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to protect us and keep our homes and towns safe. When an officer is injured in a shooting, they and their family members deserve to receive the same care and attention that anyone else would when it comes to their gun-related injury case. At Burnside Brankamp Law, we’re dedicated to assisting officers and their families with their injury or wrongful death cases.

How We Approach Instances of Gun Violence Against Law Enforcement

Our experienced attorneys know that there are a number of serious considerations in any shooting involving law enforcement. Whether it was simple negligent gun ownership or a malicious act, you can trust that our team will get to the bottom of it. We will carefully investigate the event and find out what the best course of action may be in resolving the issue.

We will look into:

  • Where the gun came from. Was it registered to the defendant? Are there any police reports involving the weapon? Was the weapon a department-owned firearm? In some cases, guns get into the hands of dangerous people due to the negligence of retailers and other important gatekeepers.
  • The circumstances of how the officer was shot. Were they on duty at the time? Was this a routine training accident, the result of negligent handling, or a criminal act?
  • Any parties who could be civilly liable for your injuries or the death of an officer. Was negligent gun ownership to blame? Could proper departmental policies or training have prevented this? Were there any criminal records, departmental disciplinary actions, or other record that should have prevented the individual responsible from possessing or handling a weapon?
  • Whether there is any potential civil liability for the injury of death of the law officer. It is likely that a criminal trial will follow an officer’s shooting, but is there any civil liability to help pay medical expenses and pain and suffering? Our attorneys can help provide answer to the important questions.

By performing a thorough investigation into whether or not negligence played a role in you or your loved one’s injury or death, our legal team will be able to bolster your insurance claim and improve your chances of receiving the compensation you need. We can also help ensure insurance providers give your claim fair consideration and don’t give you the run-around or avoid providing you with the funds you need to make up for a serious injury or loss of life.

Are There Specific Training Programs or Protocols in Place to Help Law Enforcement Officers Handle Encounters Involving Firearms?

Yes, there are specific training programs and protocols in place to help law enforcement officers handle encounters involving firearms. 

Here are some examples:

  • Training for Deadly Force Encounters - The FBI's Law Enforcement Bulletin emphasizes the importance of comprehensive training for firearms instructors to teach fellow officers how to handle deadly force encounters.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Programs - FLETC offers a variety of training programs that provide information on handling encounters involving firearms. The catalog includes details about prerequisites, training materials, and more.
  • Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) - ICAT is a use-of-force training guide designed to fill a critical gap in training police officers. It focuses on integrating communication, assessment, and tactical skills to enhance officer response during critical incidents.

These are just a few examples, and different law enforcement agencies and organizations may have their own specific training programs and protocols tailored to handling encounters involving firearms. It's crucial for officers to receive ongoing training and education to ensure their preparedness and safety in such situations.

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