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Ambush attacks on police more than doubled over past year, FOP says

Over the past year, 93 officers have been shot in 75 ambush-style attacks, says the report


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By Suzie Ziegler

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A new report from the Fraternal Order of Police says that ambush-style attacks on cops are up 103% from 2020, according to FOX 4.

Over the past year, there have been 75 ambush attacks on officers, according to the report. Of those attacks, 93 officers were shot and 21 were killed.

Lt. Jason Pate of the Fort Myers Police Department trains officers to prepare for these attacks.

“Any call we go on, there is the potential to be ambushed,” Pate told FOX 4. “We always try to bring in a scenario where there is something that surprises the officer, that something unusual happens with the officer.”

The FOP defines an ambush-style attack as any time an officer is shot without warning or a chance to defend themselves, according to FOX 4.

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