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Fifty-six law enforcement officers in 22 states and Puerto Rico were feloniously killed in 2010, and more than 53,000 officers were assaulted during the same period, according to statistics released by the FBI.
The annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report released today offers the most complete public picture of the fatal circumstances that officers faced in 2010. In chilling detail, the report summarizes most of last year's fatal confrontations and illustrates a reality that every officer continually trains to recognize: that there are no routine engagements.
Among the scenarios:
Two West Memphis Police Department officers were killed during a traffic stop when a 16-year-old passenger exited the vehicle and opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle.
A Chicago Police Department officer at the end of his shift was removing his gear near his car in the department's parking lot when a man ambushed the 43-year-old officer and shot him with his own weapon.
A 62-year-old deputy sheriff in Mississippi was shot and killed by an uncooperative suspect while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Information in the report, which is collected each year through the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is intended to provide law enforcement agencies with detailed descriptions of the circumstances leading up to officer fatalities. The data can then be incorporated into tactical training.READ FULL ARTICLE AT OUR PARTNER (THE LOUISA CHRONICLE)