A 32 year old police officer was killed during a training drill simulating the capture of a criminal fleeing by car. He died after being shot with an undisclosed munition, most likely a CS (tear gas) canister deployed from a shotgun.
"less than lethal" weapons kill! The life lost today will be missed, as the officer is survived by his wife and children. It is vital that those of you calling for the use of such weapons rather than actual firearms that you realize that these are in no way substitutes for guns, and in no way to be considered safe.
Less lethal ... than a load of double ought perhaps, but not safe enough even for training purposes.