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Captain Tommy Campsey remembers every detail of that day including the danger officers like him faced bringing pistols to a gunfight with a man carrying an AR-15.
"Right off the bat you're at a disadvantage," said Campsey. "We had to get closer to him to hit him. He could hit us longer distance."
Two officers were injured in that gunfight which lead the department to assign an AR-15 to every car.
"It gives an officer a lot of confidence knowing he has the ability to take care of any situation he comes in contact with at that point," said Campsey
For years the Fraternal Order of Police President Robert Weaver has been asking for something similar in Metro.
Now he's getting his wish.
The Department is allowing 20 officers who undergo training to carry their personal AR-15s in the car.
"We wanna make sure we have the tools to deal with the threats we may encounter us on the streets," said Weaver.
Police Chief Steve Anderson said recent events like the Newtown, CT shooting influenced his decision to change policy.
Currently only officers on specific assignment like SWAT can carry assault style weapons.
"We've watched what other departments are doing and their success with it before we decided to implement and authorize," said Anderson.
Tuesday, January 15 2013, 10:40 PM CST
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.