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Police and detectives held about 883,600 jobs in 2008. About 79 percent were employed by local governments. State police agencies employed about 11 percent. Various Federal agencies employ police and detectives.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty rose by 37 percent in 2010 from the year before, presenting a complicated picture of the danger on American streets.
In just 24 hours, at least 11 officers were shot. The shootings included Sunday attacks at traffic stops in Indiana and Oregon, a Detroit police station shooting that wounded four officers, and a shootout at a Port Orchard, Wash., Wal-Mart that injured two deputies. On Monday morning, two officers were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounded by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Fla.
"This morning, two brave and courageous Tampa police officers were caught in the line of fire during a routine traffic stop. Officers Curtis and Kocab exemplify the sacrifice our law enforcement officers make every day as they work tirelessly to keep our communities safe.
Deputy Kyle Dinkheller, Laurens County, GA, was minutes from being off duty when he encountered a speeding pickup truck going 98 mph.
On January 28, 2000, the suspect was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to death two days later."
Constable Darrell Lunsford was shot and killed while on a traffic stop. During the stop, Constable Lunsford found marijuana in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle.
Because of the video tape, the three suspects were arrested, tried and convicted of his murder.
The Monroe County District Attorney has determined four Tomah police officers acted appropriately last month when they killed a man who shot at them during a traffic stop
cops being too lax in being aware of their surroundings.
If you were trying to use these videos as an excuse as to why cops have a habit of being excessive in the force they use then I have to say you failed.
Originally posted by capod2t
I stated how easy it would be to Monday Morning quarterback. Are you a cop? Have you ever been shot at? for your information, this cop had already been counseled on using excessive force in the past with previous non-compliant subjects, hence the hesitation. So basically, what you have here is a 2-year deputy, having been counseled before, in a traffic stop with a subject with a clean criminal history, who decided today was the day he would execute a cop. But of course, YOU know what YOU would have done.
No - you failed. You fail to see what the cops are up against and, until you are in those shoes, you might just "shut the front door" until you can speak from experience of which, you have none.
But thanks for your useless response.]
Since I am not here in official capacity, I will not discuss my career. I will, however, share with you the following: I dislike cops (or anyone, for that matter) who have attitudes or are on a power trip; Sometimes I route for the bad guy (and not just in the movies); My loyalty rests in my integrity more so than in any fraternity, organization, membership or co-workers; I do enjoy certain privileges due to my position, although I have come not to expect or abuse them; I believe in treating people with dignity and respect, until they become a potential threat, at which point I will respond in kind;
Originally posted by Skyfloating
What a surprise. I was getting used to threads that bash police while glorifying criminals. Thanks for offering the other side of the story.
Originally posted by SyphonX
Where do you people get off.