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Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis: An Inside Look at the Most Tragic and Influential Police Gunfight of the Modern Era.

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As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting, Michael E. Woodgrew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and law enforcement community. That experience led to his authoringNewhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis, arguably the most thoroughly researched and documented account of t ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Gun Digest Books (first published November 1st 2012)
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Checkman
Jan 21, 2015 Checkman rated it really liked it
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An excellent tactical and technical analysis of one of the most infamous police involved shootings in the history of the United States. The Newhall Shooting took place in what was then the unincorporated are of Newhall, Los Angeles County, California on April 5, 1970.

It's always difficult analyzing shootings in which officers were killed. I tell myself that it's necessary for professional development as well as my own well-being, but it doesn't make it easier. More often than not you are look
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Jan 01, 2016 John Eyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Greg
Feb 13, 2014 Greg rated it really liked it
The most thorough account of the Newhall Massacre ever written. It goes into great detail about the actions of all the participants and exactly what happened that tragic night. It also examines in depth the errors made by the police officers and how those errors were later remediated by CHP training methodology.

The only thing that would make the book better is if it touched on the effects it had on the survivors and followup information about the perpetrators.
Robert D. Calkins
Jul 20, 2016 Robert D. Calkins rated it it was ok
This book discusses important concepts of officer safety and real-life police work. However, even classroom instructors presenting the driest material can make the material interesting with a bright presentation. This book fails in that regard, and as a result readers will put down the book and miss hearing important information.
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Apr 06, 2013 Ngdecker rated it it was amazing
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Excellent explanation of the tragic event that took 4 officers' lives in 1970. Wood examines details that lead to mistakes that can be corrected by both officers and the department of Highway Patrol. Many of these can apply to different situations in life. Quite technical in a number of areas.
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U.S.A.F. Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mike Wood is an NRA Law Enforcement Division certified firearms instructor and the author of "Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis".
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