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August 28, 2011
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Ambush attacks on cops increasing

Of 50 killed by gunfire this year, 19 victims of surprise attacks

By Kevin Johnson
Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — Nearly 40 percent of police officers fatally shot this year have been slain in ambush-style attacks or when they were surprised by suspects with firearms.

The killings, many stunning for their brutality, have some law enforcement and Justice Department officials scrambling to provide additional protection or training...

Full story: Ambush attacks on cops increasing

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