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In coming days and weeks, we’ll feature a number of columns and commentary about the atrocious attack on two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor on Sunday morning. 

Upon hearing of the attack, my mind immediately went to Lakewood (Washington), in part because just days before this incident, I’d spent quality time getting to know and befriend Chief Bret Farrar, who continues to mourn the loss of his four officers that day in late November 2009. 

We will examine the similarities — and the ramifications of same — between the LPD and LVMPD incidents. 

We’ll look at the issue apparently at the heart of this most recent attack on law enforcement officers — vehement anti-government sentiment and how police tend to bear the brunt of such venom. Today I spent a half hour on the phone being interviewed by a reporter writing his own article on this very topic. 

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