US police deaths rise by 37% in 2010

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December 28, 2010
USA Today    
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"The number of law officers killed in the line of duty across the United States jumped 37% this year, reversing two consecutive years of steep declines, according to a report released Monday by a national police advocacy group. The deaths of 160 officers in 2010 includes a 20% increase in fatal shootings that involved five cases in which at least two officers were killed by gunfire in single incidents in Arkansas, California, Florida and Puerto Rico, a survey by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found." (12/28/10)  

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