Violent attacks against Central Fla. officers soaring this year
By Walter Pacheco
The Orlando Sentinel
FLORIDA — More police officers are being kicked, punched and beaten across Central Florida this year, and local and state law-enforcement officials expect the numbers to keep rising.
Opinions differ on the reasons — an increasing crime rate, a focus on thwarting violent criminals and even just having more law officers on the street. But officers and deputies agree on one thing: They're frustrated with the trend.
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