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2016 Police Officers shooting deaths climb to highest in 5 years

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There have been 64 law enforcement officers shot and killed nationwide in 2016 — the most in five years.  In the past decade, an average of 53 police shooting deaths occurred annually. Does this year's increase indicate that there is less respect for law enforcement these days? Some police officers say it's difficult to tell others it's what they do for a living. In a recent episode of the podcast "This American Life," show producer Miki Meek talked to police officers in South Florida the day after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. The officers said they are hopeful a new...

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Chief: Police returning to Dallas shooting scene overwhelmed

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown says several officers testifying on the fatal shooting of five colleagues last month were overwhelmed when they returned to the scene and that some could need up to five years of treatment to recover from the trauma. Brown told the city council Tuesday that more than 300 witnesses have been interviewed in the investigation into the shooting July 7 during a protest march in downtown Dallas. The investigation includes having officers who worked that night return downtown to explain the timeline of events. Brown says some officers were overcome by emotion and had to postpone...

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1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

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One San Diego police officer was killed and another one wounded when a driver they stopped Thursday night opened fire on them in the latest in a series of cop shootings around the nation. The suspected shooter was arrested, and police said they were not pursuing any other suspects. Neither the police officers' nor the alleged gunman's names were immediately released. Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the gang suppression officers reported they were making the stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday and almost immediately radioed for emergency cover. Video footage showed officers out in force with numerous squad cars with emergency...

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Cali firefighters asked to remove flag supporting fallen police officers

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The department expressed concerns that the flag may put firefighters at risks for ‘extremists targeting the fire engine’ Riverside County Fire Department firefighters were ordered Monday to remove a pro-police flag from one of their engines. The “thin blue line” flag was originally installed by firefighter Eric Hille to honor police officers killed in Baton Rouge and Dallas. He posted a picture of the flag July 17, hours after a gunman killed three officers in Baton Rouge. “We wanted to show our support for our brothers in blue,” Hille wrote to accompany the original Facebook photos. The following day, the firefighters were...

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Dallas Police Killings Reveal Need for First Responder Support

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We are filled with nothing but solidarity for our fellow first responders, and have a profound respect for their work. We are a FAMILY. We stand by our brothers and sisters in blue. Our thoughts and prayers go out to DPD, DART Police, and DFR (Dallas Fire-Rescue). One team. RIP Brothers, we'll take it from here. I would be remiss if I did not, as a President and Union leader, briefly mention some issues near and dear to all first responders who put on the uniform everyday. Political Games Have No Place in Public Safety Whether it is the events...

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