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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
Firefighters find body in burned Memphis house
May 20, 2013 18:46 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Fire officials say a man's body was found in a burned house in Memphis.
The Memphis Fire Department says 35 firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a blaze Monday morning at a one-story house in the Uptown neighborhood.
Firefighters searched the home after they put out the blaze. Fire officials say the body of a man was found in the living room area.
The man's identity has not yet been released. The cause of death is being investigated.
Officials say the home has fire, water and smoke damage. The cause of the fire also is under investigation.
United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.