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Week-359-November-14-2007

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Week 359
November 14, 2007
Editor's Note: Dear PoliceOne Member,

In a year of high officer death tolls and an increase in violent attacks on police, the news of six Philadelphia officers being shot in the last two months hits like salt on a wound. It goes without saying, yet can’t be said enough: Be sure you’re taking every possible step to keep yourself safe. Wear a vest. Resist complacency. Be prepared, but not paranoid. And train, train, train.


— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor
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