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Since Christmas, the federal law enforcement community has lost five heroes. Two were fatally wounded by gunfire, one drowned during a rescue effort, and two succumbed to severe medical attacks.
The Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff's SWAT team got the initial call of a ranger down and a gunman on the loose in Mount Rainer National Park. Tactical officers borrowed snow shoes from park service personnel and followed the suspect's tracks through the snowy, rugged terrain.
An average of 80 to 90 law enforcement rangers are employed at Yellowstone during the summer, while wintertime employment averages about 60 to 70 rangers. Most positions are seasonal and competition for permanent positions is fierce. Most rangers have a four-year degree.