Nearly a quarter of the police officers shot and killed this year have been in Louisiana
Source: The Washington Post, By Mark Berman
Date: August 27, 2015
On Wednesday, a Louisiana police officer named Henry Nelson was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic dispute. Nelson is the 22nd police officer shot and killed by a suspect so far this year, but he is the second law enforcement officer killed in Louisiana this week.
Mississippi officer takes fire: How often are cops shot on the job?
Source: The Christian Science Monitor, By Michelle Toh
Date: August 19, 2015
Authorities in northern Mississippi are searching for a man who shot and wounded a police officer as he responded to a prowler call early Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.
Fallen officers: Separated by thousands of miles, united by similar dangers
Source: CNN, By Faith Karimi
Date: August 3, 2015
Attacks thousands of miles apart, under different circumstances, have left 19 law enforcement officers dead nationwide this year. The latest addition to this grim tally was the slaying of Officer Sean Bolton, who was shot multiple times over the weekend by a passenger in a car during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.