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January 4, 2008 | From Reuters
Three Mexican police officers were abducted, killed and dumped on a heavily patrolled road not far from the U.S. border on New Year's Day despite an influx of troops in the area, the state attorney general's office said Thursday. The bodies of the officers from this sprawling border city near San Diego were found wrapped in sheets outside the nearby beach town of Rosarito on a highway with several army checkpoints.
January 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two assailants with guns and grenades ambushed a police recruitment center in Rampur, India, killing seven officers and a civilian, a police official said. The slain officers belonged to a special force created to fight insurgents, said Brij Lal, a senior police official in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Police did not say which group they suspected, but in the past authorities have blamed violence in the region on militants trying to spark unrest between India's Hindu majority and its Muslim minority.
November 19, 2007 | From Times wire reports
Taliban militants slashed the hands and legs of five abducted policemen in a southern province and hung their mutilated bodies from trees in a warning to villagers against working with the government, officials said. "The Taliban told the people that whoever works with the government will suffer the same fate as these policemen," said provincial police chief Juma Gul Himat.
November 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two police officers were killed by 20 heavily armed men who stormed a morgue in Ensenada, Mexico, to snatch the body of a drug trafficker, police said. The dead man was thought to be a member of the Arellano Felix drug cartel. Fellow traffickers apparently wanted to take his body for burial without having to identify themselves. He died this week in a helicopter crash along with another suspected trafficker, whose body the gunmen failed to get.
November 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An inmate handcuffed inside a van stole a gun from the Broward County sheriff's deputy at the wheel, fatally shot him and drove off, authorities said. Michael Mazza was recaptured four hours later at a pawn shop with the deputy's gun still on him, Sheriff Al Lamberti said.
November 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A police officer shot during a robbery at a Philadelphia doughnut shop died Thursday morning. His killer remained at large. Charles Cassidy, 54, was shot in the forehead Wednesday at a Dunkin' Donuts when a hooded robber spun from the counter and fired at him as he walked in the door, according to an employee.
October 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A man pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in the killing of a SWAT officer during a narcotics raid last week. The defendant, Kris Antonio Wiggins, 32, could face life in prison if convicted of the charge. Authorities said Wiggins shot and killed Sergio Carrera, 29, as the officer served a search warrant during Thursday's raid. Carrera had been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department four years.
August 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A sheriff's deputy was killed in Brandon, the third law enforcement officer shot in the state in 10 days. Hillsborough County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Harrison was shot in his car shortly after leaving the drunken-driving checkpoint he was manning. The suspected gunman barricaded himself in a nearby house and was fatally shot by SWAT team officers. Investigators were looking into whether Harrison's shooting was racially motivated, Sheriff David Gee said.
July 17, 2007 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
A Georgia man scheduled to be executed tonight for killing a police officer in 1989 won a temporary reprieve Monday evening after key witnesses from his trial recanted their testimony before the state's parole board. After a nine-hour clemency hearing, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles granted Troy Anthony Davis, 38, a 90-day stay while it evaluates and analyzes evidence.
June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer and killed him, then led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant, authorities said. Curtis Allgier fired a shot in the Arby's that hit no one before a customer grabbed the gun, Salt Lake City police said. Allgier, 27, was captured in an office. Corrections officer Stephen Anderson, 60, a 22-year-veteran, was shot in the head, authorities
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