Ambush attacks on cops increasing
Of 50 killed by gunfire this year, 19 victims of surprise attacks
By Kevin Johnson
The killings, many stunning for their brutality, have some law enforcement and Justice Department officials scrambling to provide additional protection or training.
Of the 50 officers killed by gunfire this year - a 32 increase from the same time last year - at least 19 were victims of ambush or surprise attacks, according to a USA Today review of the case summaries and interviews with police officials.
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