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Killing of police officers rises in U.S.; 6 die in Ohio this year



Published: Sun, July 31, 2011 @ 11:09 a.m.

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

A group that tracks law- enforcement deaths says six Ohio officers died in the first half of 2011 from injuries suffered in the line of duty, amid an increase in such deaths nationwide.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports 98 officer deaths nationwide in that period, up from 86 in 2010. The preliminary report says 40 officers were killed by gunfire. Ohio had six deaths, including a former Columbus officer whose January death was linked to a 1979 shooting that paralyzed him.


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1USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Don't get me wrong I respect cops and appreciate what they do for us, BUT (and that is a BIG BUT) there have been 278 men and women who served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan that have died JUST THIS YEAR! Protecting this COUNTRY! Why don't we EVER see anything about those who have made the ULTIMATE sacrifice for our FREEDOM. Both cops and service members "signed on the dotted line" knowing and understanding that they may NOT come home. Why don't the media cover THAT instead of some drug addict singer who died of an overdose? I just think our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen DESERVE at LEAST a mention in the news or in ALL local newspapers. They don't get enough recognition. The media will say "6 Marines were killed in Iraq today" but that's all they say. No names, No hometowns, No command. I just don't think its right!

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2cambridge(3103 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

I agree, all service members, police, fire fighters, highway workers and any other public employee who's job puts them in harms way.

People need to remember that there are many Americans that are willing to take on these jobs and their sacrifices should be honored.

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3chaz4224(10 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

i don't disrespect cops, but the militarization of the police combined with 4 a.m. no knock swat raids for non violent offenders and outright abuse of power has brought this on.There were well over 40,000 no knock raids one man a father was shot dead with a golf club while still ten feet away from officers who didn't identify themselves ,he thought someone was breaking into his home and was trying to defend his family. All of that because an informant said he bought pot there the police found a couple joints, if their are bad cops they need to be removed and if they abuse their power and commit a crime against citizens they must be prosecuted. If you want to see some of the bad cops out there look up bad cop no doughnut

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4paulydel(1328 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

I disagree with all these comments because there isn't a day goes by that I'm not reading about our troops in action or about our veterans which as a veteran of 26yrs is well deserved. As far as the police go some may get over zellous but it is no excuse for assaulting a police officer. There are other ways to handle a problem that may or may not exist without costing anyones life.

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5LawDoc(38 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

That's the way to be, call somebody a name who disagrees with you. Sadly, you know little of what you speak of and everyone who serves in the military is absolutely perfect. Get a grip.

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6cambridge(3103 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

USNBOY.....You need to get some help.

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7LawDoc(38 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like somebody got kicked out of high school and had to join the military as a cook. He's a veteran though, so he knows more than a lot of us... gimme a break. Or maybe a cop took his wife from him, who knows.

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