Wood, Mike
Incident Debrief: The Newhall Incident
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The Newhall incident is the definitive story of the most deadly law enforcement shooting of the modern era. Officers Walt Frago, Roger Gore, George Alleyn and James Pence were all California Highway Patrolman who died on April 5, 1970 while conducting a traffic stop. Bobby Augustus Davis and Jack Wright Twinning, both violent career criminals recently released from prison, were actively planning to commit a series of crimes. On this day, the deadly mix of officers, offenders and circumstances would collide and leave four officers paying the ultimate sacrifice.

This law enforcement tragedy, known as the Newhall Incident, is a piece of law enforcement history, and as such has taught us many lessons.This incident was the catalyst for Officer Survival Training and a new respect for the adversary and what he is capable of when confronted by the police. Are we applying the lessons learned? Painstakingly researched and detailed study identifies vital lessons for modern day law enforcement officers and armed citizens, covering critical issues including: Mindset,stress-induced physiological changes, tactics, equipment, detailed diagrams, first-release crime scene photos, and insightful analysis illustrate the influence of the Newhall shooting on modern law enforcement training and operations, as well as commercial firearms training and self-defense.

Mike Wood - Bio
Mike Wood is the son of a 30-year California Highway Patrolman and the author of Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis, the highly-acclaimed study of the 1970 California Highway Patrol gunfight in Newhall, California. He is an Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, and a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 26 years of service. He's a National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Division-certified firearms instructor, serves as a member of the Editorial Board at PoliceOne.com, and has written the Tactical Analysis column at PoliceOne.com since 2014. Wood is the Senior Editor at RevolverGuy.com, and has been a featured guest on the Excellence In Training Academy and American Warrior Society podcasts, as well as several radio and television programs. He's grateful for the opportunity to serve and learn from the men and women of law enforcement.