- The most thoroughly researched and documented account of the shooting to date
- Research conducted with primary sources—original documents and photographs, interviews with the actual participants
- A detailed analysis of CHP training for gunfights
- How a deficient training program can lead to unrecoverable errors in a violent encounter
- Tactics and procedures used by officers and criminals in the fight
An in-depth study of the 1970 Newhall shooting, in which four California Highway Patrolmen were slain, Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis details this watershed event. The tragic shooting spurred radical changes in law enforcement training and procedures throughout the nation. This resource offers the most critical, in depth analysis of the shooting to date, and explores the “lessons learned.” It challenges the notion that these lessons have been fully incorporated into American law enforcement training - unfortunately, they have not - and examines ways in which modern self-defense training can be improved so that the sacrifices of these valiant officers were not in vain.