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US police deaths up 43 percent this year

87 cops have died in the line of duty this year, compared to 61 at this point last year - Full Story

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LEO deaths up 43 percent in 2010

LEO deaths up 43 percent in 2010

A study shows that 87 officers died in the line of duty between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year. At this point last year, 61 officers had died, making this year’s total a 43 percent increase. If the trend continues, 2010 could become one of the deadliest years for U.S. police agencies in two decades. - Full Story


Would-be cop killer sentenced to 115 years

Officer Jennifer Moore looked Aaron Lopez, the man who attempted to kill her during a 2008 traffic stop, directly in the eye and asked a judge to give him the maximum sentence. - Full Story


Officer shot in SC domestic dispute

Cop was taken to the intensive care unit, but is reported to be alert and talking - Full Story


Getaway driver 'horrified' after Pa. cop killed

If found guilty of first-degree murder, the district attorney will ask for the death penalty - Full Story


Sniper opens fire on Oakland cop

Shooter fired from a high-rise building in West Oakland during a routine police stop - Full Story


Calif. gunman in body armor 'angry at left-wing politicians'

Suspect opened fire on 2 California Highway Patrol officers during I-580 traffic stop - Full Story


Northern Calif. cops trust their TASERs

By Matt Hawk The Eureka Times-StandardEUREKA, Calif. — Eureka Police Lt. Antonio Zanotti said he... - Full Story


Calif. officers have 'minor injuries' after freeway gunfight

A convicted felon armed with three guns and wearing a vest opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers during a traffic stop - Full Story


6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting

Each day until a final resolution after an OIS, there is an increasing emotional burden on the involved officer and on all the other officers in the agency - Full Story

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