'OFFICER DOWN!' - Lessons Learned from the Line of Duty Deaths
August 8, 2017
NRA Headquarters (Auditorium)
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Number Of Students:
Must be an active duty or retired sworn law enforcement officer, active duty or retired member of the United States Armed Forces or an active duty licensed ARMED security officer. Credentials will be checked at the door.
Entry Deadline:
June 30, 2017

Ann Bumbak
Dynamic Police Training

Ann R. Bumbak, M.S., is a career law enforcement professional with over sixteen years experience at the local, state and Federal levels. She has served as a patrol officer, FTO and law enforcement trainer with a host of diverse agencies including the Dallas Police Department, State of Maryland, Federal Air Marshals and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). After suffering a career-ending injury in the line of duty in 2004, she dedicated herself to training law enforcement practitioners exclusively.

Ann is the author of Dynamic Police Training, a definitive guide for law enforcement educators who design and deliver police curriculum, published in 2010. She has published peer-reviewed articles on officer-involved shootings, risk assessment and defensive tactics training and has lectured nationally and internationally since 2005. Since 2009, she has served as a training programs expert for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy at Quantico, Virginia.


Class begins promptly at 8AM and is scheduled to conclude at 5PM.

Surviving the worst-case scenarios in law enforcement is every police officer’s greatest need. This course will examine the lessons learned from recent "line-of-duty" deaths due to gunfire-related incidents. By exploring the commonalities of these 80+ incidents of the past 2 years, attendees will better understand the trends in violent encounters between suspects and officers and the confluence of deadly circumstances and behaviors that have led to the most recent police officer casualties.

"Officer Down: Lessons Learned from Line-of-Duty Deaths" will examine the human factors involved in officer deaths from the perspective that mistakes were not necessarily made by fallen officers, but the lessons to be learned from the loss of police officers are many. Going beyond the timeless concepts of “tombstone courage” and “don’t rush in,” attendees will analyze actions taken by suspects and officers in depth to better prepare themselves to survive a critical incident or perhaps, how to avoid one altogehter. Topics to be discussed during this seminar include:

  • Objective study of current trends in "line-of-duty" deaths;
  • Analyzsis of the role "experience" played in surviving critical incidents;
  • Human factors involved in "line-of-duty" deaths from the perspectives of both the fallen officer(s) and the suspect(s);
  • Risks involved in taking off-duty action;
  • Three most dangerous calls for service, and;
  • Identification of the physical precursors of violent behavior by suspects.
The NRA has a cafeteria located on premises for your lunch time needs.

Certificates of attendance will also be provided at the completion of the seminar.

Equipment Needed:
Note taking materials, (optional).

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