4 Officers Shot Within 24 Hours Amid Violent Year for Police

4 Officers Shot Within 24 Hours Amid Violent Year for Police

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Four police officers have been shot within a 24-hour span across four cities, adding to what has become a violent year for members of law enforcement. Of the shootings, authorities have labelled two as being targeted attacks. One of the attacks took place in San Antonio, where a 20-year veteran of the force was killed, and the other took place in St. Louis, where a 46-year-old sergeant was shot twice in the head during an ambush but is expected to survive. The other two incidents Sunday, which took place in Florida and Missouri, were not believed to be targeted shootings. The National Law Enforcement Fund, an organization that tracks police officer deaths, said that the total number of fatalities this year has increased by 16 percent. Firearms-related deaths of officers are up 67 ...