Police concerned that attacks on officers may spawn copycat plots

Officer deaths this year have jumped by 112 percent since March 2009


By John Asbury
Press-Enterprise

HEMET, Calif. — Two recent assassination attempts on Hemet gang task-force officers add to a national trend of more brazen and sophisticated attacks on police, often by gang members, law enforcement experts say.

The attacks on the Hemet-San Jacinto Gang Task Force headquarters come amid an increase of violence against police nationwide this year that could reverse a trend of declining officer deaths.

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