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Law Enforcement Ambushes a Concern

August 04, 2014  | 

Photo: Mark W. Clark
Photo: Mark W. Clark

Ambush-style attacks like the one that killed Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago are a growing concern. The average number of fatal ambush assaults against police has nearly doubled since 2010, compared with the prior two decades.

Craig W. Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund wrote an opinion column appearing in the Star-Ledger this weekend.

In the opinion article, Floyd wrote about the disturbing trend of ambush-style attacks on US law enforcement officers.

Tags: Assaults on Officers, LODD, Officer Down, Officer Ambush


Comments (7)

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D. Edward @ 8/4/2014 1:11 PM

Law enforcement ambushes are becoming a growing concern, and patrol procedures and tactics must change in order to better prepare the officers of tomorrow. I find that the mentality of gang members has changed in recent years to the point that they will kill someone as if it were just part of a game.

Concerned Citizen @ 8/4/2014 3:55 PM

I've seen Gang Symbols around my Neighborhood, and some so-called Progressives aka Regressive Obama Supporters. Think it's ok for me to live without FIREARMS but they're RETIRED LEO's! I have a RIGHT GIVEN TO MY BY GOD to defend myself. Just like the LEOs getting AMBUSHED! That's not Right Wing Jargon it's Common sense!!! Obama HOARDING AMMO effects PEOPLES RIGHTS TO DEFEND THEMSELVIES and their families! BUT THEN AGAIN.. if you VALUE ILLEGAL ALIENS more than US Citizens. A persons family means nothing to YOU!

All the best!

Thoughts from a Concerned Citizen!

Jack Betz @ 8/4/2014 8:37 PM

I first became interested in Law enforcement in the early seventies. At the time Foster and Laurie, Piagentini and Jones and others were hot topics. It appears they are again. Like a great man used to say, Be careful out there.

Greg @ 8/5/2014 7:13 AM

Expect a lot more of ambushes. More home grown (blacks recruited by muslims in prison) and illegals'/gangs and less punishment when and if they're caught. Starting to resemble lovely Mexico and law enforcement being targeted.

jack house @ 8/7/2014 5:43 AM

I think you've got somthing there Greg with those "Home Grown" terrorists (blacks recruited by muslims in prison). Why I do believe they have us all fooled by dressing up and framing Neo Nazis and other extremist groups shooting at cops in Portland Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado in just the last 3 months.
We have to cover one another when we hope to take a moment to breath out there.

jack house @ 8/7/2014 6:37 AM

Greg, I think maybe I had better count incidents again if I wish to address your about blacks recruited by muslims. There is at least a halfdozen attacks in the past two weeks by non blacks on law enforcement or maybe they just have really good disguises.

Greg @ 8/7/2014 8:21 AM

Hey Jack House...there's an old saying..."When you hear hoofbeats, don't look for a zebra". When you think who hates police, what religion of peace is heavily recruiting in jail and what ethnic group is their big market...and how the likes of Mummia are praised as heroes and college speakers...and who makes up the biggest and most violent gangs...it's not a bunch of white guys, Christians or conservatives (although that's what the racist Southern Poverty Law Center claims the bad guys are).

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