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Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks.

One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The San Antonio detective was writing a traffic ticket in his squad car outside police headquarters when he was shot to death. A St. Louis police sergeant who was shot twice in the face while he sat in traffic in a marked police vehicle is expected to survive.

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LAPD union blasts department’s response to Trump protests, saying officers were ‘overwhelmed’

LAPD union blasts department’s response to Trump protests, saying officers were ‘overwhelmed’

The Los Angeles Police Protective League says insufficient police staffing levels during last week’s protests of President-elect Donald Trump endangered officers and the public.

Robert Harris, director of the LAPPL, criticized the LAPD’s command staff Monday for what he called a “mismanagement” of resources and claimed understaffing of the department has been going on since the beginning of the year.

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Protesters had a plan, LAPD’s command staff did not

Protesters had a plan, LAPD’s command staff did not

Command staff embraces political correctness, puts officers in harm’s way

When did some LAPD command staff stop being cops, instead becoming politicians worried about their next promotion rather than the safety of those under their command?
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Help stop parole of cop killer Voltaire Williams
We need your help to prevent a cop killer from walking free. Twice in two years, Voltaire Williams CDC# E17796, the convicted murderer of LAPD Detective Thomas Williams, has been up for parole. Both times, after organized efforts by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) to send letters to Governor Brown and the Board of Parole Hearings, Williams was denied parole.
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LA sheriff's sergeant dies after apparent medical emergency in Compton

LA sheriff's sergeant dies after apparent medical emergency in Compton

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant died after an apparent medical emergency in Compton Monday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m., authorities rushed the sergeant to St. Francis Medical Center after a citizen reported seeing the deputy slumped over and unresponsive in his patrol car. The sergeant was found in his car on Wilmington Avenue and Myrrh Street, not far from the Compton Station.

The department identified the deputy as Sgt. Al Lopez, 47.

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Deputy killed in Modoc County — the 4th on-duty California officer to die in 2 weeks

Deputy killed in Modoc County — the 4th on-duty California officer to die in 2 weeks

A 31-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Northern California was fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.

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Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee