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New State of the Art Police Training Center Opens In Philadelphia

With a snip of enormous scissors, Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, and other top city officials Thursday inaugurated a new police training center in Northeast Philadelphia that they hope will go a long way to create a force for this era.

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“I don’t want to have to do this”: Officer Shot In West Philly, Is In Stable Condition

A city police bicycle officer was shot in the right shoulder Thursday night in West Philadelphia, authorities said.

Officer Daniel Kostick, 37, an eight-year veteran of the department, was on patrol in the 19th District about 10:15 p.m. when he and his partners approached a white minivan in connection with a suspected narcotics violation, Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross said.

After the van did a U-turn, Kostick pursued and approached the driver at 51st and Master Streets, Ross said.

The driver said, “I don’t want to have to do this,” then fired multiple times at Kostick, who returned fire, Ross said.

As Kostick collapsed, the van sped away.

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