It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis.
Because of this, the Officer.com staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."
Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week:
Weekend (Sept. 13-15)
A Detroit police officer died while participating in a police motorcycle training seminar in Flint, Mich. on Saturday.
Officer Rodney Wayne Jones was taking part in the seminar at the Bikes on the Bricks event when he suddenly stopped his department motorcycle and collapsed to the ground.
Two NYPD police officers missed after shooting at a man acting erratically Saturday night, wounding two bystanders.
Officials said the officers opened fire after man made movements suggesting he had a weapon. The man -- who turned out to be unarmed -- was eventually brought down by a stun gun.
A Lake County, Calif. Sheriff's deputy is being lauded for some cool thinking under pressure following an investigation into an incident that occurred on May 15.
The report, which concluded Friday, found that Deputy Lyle Thomas' actions may have saved the life of a man who repeatedly fired pellet guns at him.
Monday (Sept. 16)
Thirteen people, including the gunman, were killed during a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Officials said Aaron Alexis used his security pass to get into a building before spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below.
Police are increasing encountering suspects armed with pellet guns and officers are left without knowing what to expect.
The pellet guns can look very similar to the real thing, making it difficult for law enforcement officers to determine what type of weapon is in a suspect's hand.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. police officer was charged with shooting and killing an unarmed man who had apparently been in a car crash.
Officer Randall Kerrick faces the voluntary manslaughter charge after officials say the investigation into Saturday's death of Jonathan A. Ferrell showed the shooting was excessive.
A federal judge ruled that a private prison company was contempt of court for understaffing an Idaho prison in violation of a legal settlement.
U.S. District Judge David Carter said that Corrections Corporation of America had ample reason to make sure it was meeting the staffing requirements at the Idaho Correctional Center.
Tuesday (Sept. 17)
A gunman in Austria killed three police officers and a paramedic before barricading himself in a farm building.
SWAT teams blocked off the area around the farm in Melk after the incident occurred in the nearby town of Annaberg. They found the body of the man charred in the basement of the building early Wednesday morning.
An Orange Beach, Ala. police officer was killed in a two-vehicle wreck while driving home in an unmarked cruiser.
Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell was traveling through an intersection when the crash occurred and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The U.S. Park Police helicopter pilot who responded to the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard compared the scene to a "hot zone.
Sgt. Ken Burchell told reporters that he was too focused on his rescue mission to worry that he and his crew may have been targets for the gunman.
A federal judge threw out convictions against five former New Orleans police officers in the deadly shooting on a bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ordered a new trial for the officers, ruling that the case had was tainted by "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct."
Wednesday (Sept. 18)
A 14-year-old Georgia girl abducted in a home invasion robbery was found alive and two suspects were in custody following a search by several law enforcement agencies.
Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter said that Ayvani Hope Perez was found in a nearby community after she was taken from her suburban Atlanta home early Tuesday.
The remains of six people were found in two cars at the bottom of a western Oklahoma lake decades after they went missing.