• Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

    Tacoma Police Department animal control officer Kate Madden salutes during the procession for Tacoma police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Tacoma, Wash. Crowds gathered to pay respects to Gutierrez who died Wednesday after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)

    SEATTLE (AP) — The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped.

  • The Latest: Man had crowbar when shot by officer in church

    SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Kentucky man who had broken into a church (all times local):

  • ‘A clear shot’ – police kill suspect, rescue children

    This undated photo provided by the Tacoma Police Department shows officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash.  Gutierrez, had served with the department since 1999 and was highly respected and experienced, Tacoma Police Chief Donald Ramsdell said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (Tacoma Police Department via AP)

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers were still “taking fire” as they removed him from a home, beginning an 11-hour standoff during which authorities say the gunman used two young children as human shields.

  • Sheriff’s Office: Robber holding hostages in Florida bank

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A bank robbery suspect was holding several hostages Thursday at a credit union in the north Florida city of Jacksonville, and SWAT team members were on the scene, authorities said.

  • Former Dallas police chief David Brown writing memoir

    In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Ballantine Books announced Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, that it had a deal with Brown for a “deeply revealing” book, currently untitled, to come out next year. Brown, who retired in October, received national attention after a sniper killed five officers at a July protest. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas police chief who was praised for his response to last summer’s shootings of five law enforcement officers is working on a memoir.

  • The Latest: Jurors visit scene of black motorist’s death

    Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Slager is charged with murder in the shooting death last year of Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool)

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest in the trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

  • Man chased by deputy killed during pursuit in US illegally

    YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A man being chased by a Florida sheriff’s deputy who was fatally struck by a passing SUV during the pursuit told a federal judge he wants to plead guilty to illegally re-entering the United States from Mexico.

  • Santa Fe officers to get refresher course on marijuana laws

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department plans to give its officers a refresher course on a municipal law that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority in the city.

  • Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’

    In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, front, listens to Brian Wesley Horinek, of Oklahoma, outside the New Camp on Pipeline Easement in North Dakota. Kirchmeier, who has led the police response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline, is a law enforcement lifer, a veteran of the North Dakota State Patrol and National Guard before being elected to his first term as Morton County sheriff. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File) /The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Don’t look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially for the recent — and, in some circles, controversial — action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive.

  • Prosecutors drop charges against former Las Cruces officers

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges accusing two former Las Cruces police officers of beating a man in a holding cell.