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Eleven Cops Shot Nationwide in 24 Hours; feeling paranoid

The slaying of two police officers as they helped serve a warrant stunned a state already mourning police deaths in Miami and capped a bloody 24 hours nationwide that saw 11 officers shot in five states. "That's not normal," said Steven Groeninger, a spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which tracks police deaths. "It kind of seems like law enforcement, because of their uniform, have a target on their back." So far in January, 14 officers have been killed in the line of duty. Two of the 11 shot between Sunday and Monday have died.[...] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said the 14 January deaths came after a "devastating spike" in law enforcement deaths last year, when 162 officers were killed in the line of duty, up from 117 in 2009. Of the 162 officers, 61 were shot, an increase of 24 percent from 2009. "I have never seen anything like it," Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd said in a news release. [...]

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 Strictly speaking the three cops in St Pete screwed up and paid with two lives. The moment they were informed the suspect was hiding in the attic they should have withdrawn and called an extraction team. They could have just waited him out.
As far as the 11 cops in 24 hours.... this needs to be looked at in perspective. In the same 24 hours around 120 men, women, and children were killed in traffic accidents around the country. About 500 maimed or seriously injured. More people die EACH YEAR in traffic accidents that all the deaths from all the wars the US has been involved in combined.
While tragic, statistically, 11 deaths in 24 hours from any cause is insignificant. A cop still has far more of a chance of being killed in a traffic accident than being shot. So lets not get paranoid over this. If you want to save lives ban cars.