LWC BOOKS


Deadly Force Encounters sold so fast that it went into a second printing one week after it was released.

Caliber Press has praised this book as a must read!

This one-of-a-kind book reveals to law enforcement officers, agencies and citizens the hidden dangers of deadly force encounters.

The authors help officers understand how to stay alive when faced with a kill-or-be-killed threat and gives them information and resources on how they and their families can survive the personal and professional pandemonium that follows.

From training tips and first person accounts by officers who have survived deadly threats, to the impact on the officers' familes and traumatic incident debriefings, this remarkable book offers a wealth of information about deadly force encounters. It is a must read for officers, command staff, mental health professionals and citizens.


  • Shocking personal accounts of officers and their families
  • The Survival Triangle: Physical, legal, psychological
  • The nature of police work and violence
  • Mastering the psychobiology of fear
  • Perceptual, memory and cognitive distortions during traumatic events
  • The 4 R's of deadly force training
  • Recognition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Making yourself stress resistant
  • The four types of traumatic incidents
  • Helping officers' families
  • Administrative guidelines for agencies
  • Peer support recommendations
  • Guidelines for investigators on investigating shootings and interviewing officers
  • The components of a comprehensive officer survival program



Deadly Force Encounters

WHAT COPS NEED TO KNOW TO MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY PREPARE FOR AND SURVIVE A GUNFIGHT

by Dr. Alexis Artwohl and Loren W. Christensen


***NO LONGER AVAILABLE***

THE FIRST EDITION IS OUT OF PRINT. LOOK FOR THE SECOND EDITION IN 2019​