I’m happy to report that no officers were killed in the line of duty this week. Actually, there have been no line of duty deaths to report in 2013. However, this good news does not mean the bad guys didn’t continue their efforts to kill police officers. For example:
January 1, 2013 – A Pueblo, Colorado police officer was shot while attempting to apprehend a suspect after a high-speed pursuit.
January 2, 2013 – Two Hawaii police officers were shot after responding to a “shots fired” call.
January 3, 2013 – Two NYC transit officers were shot while explaining to a man that moving between subway train cars is not allowed.
January 3, 2013 – A NYC police officer was shot while attempting to stop a robbery-in-progress.
January 6, 2013 – A Phoenix police officer was shot six times while in foot pursuit of a fleeing suspect.
January 6, 2013 – Two New Jersey police officers were injured during a traffic stop when a large group of teens surrounded them, attempting to interfere with the stop.
January 8, 2013 – A Norwich, Connecticut police officer was shot during a standoff with a suicidal man.
January 8, 2013 – An undercover Dallas police officer was shot while serving search warrant for drugs.
January 9, 2013 – Suspected drug dealer, Alycia Hoffman, used her vehicle to hit three Baltimore police officers during her attempt to escape arrest for a narcotics transaction. The three officers were injured. Hoffman was arrested after a high-speed chase involving several other officers.
January 10, 2013 – A fleeing felon has been charged with attempted murder for shooting at two CHP officers who attempted to stop his vehicle. The felon admitting to firing at the officers until his weapon was empty.
*The above list doesn’t include all the officers who were struck by drunk drivers, careless drivers, texting drivers, etc.
Still, everyone survived to live another day. And that’s a good thing.
But the violence continues…