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Ambush Attacks Against Law Enforcement: Safety and Prevention Strategies

On May 15, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released the 2016 preliminary statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty . These statistics show that 66 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty and that 17 of these officers were killed in ambush attacks. Ambush attacks also were responsible for multiple serious injuries to officers and others. This article will provide strategies to prevent ambush attacks and keep officers safe if attacked.

Type: Publication
Length: 8 pages
Agencies: Bureau of Justice Assistance, VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program
Authors: Chief Terry Nichols
Topics: Assaults on Law Enforcement, Ambushes, Opportunistic/Spontaneous, Officer Safety
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