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"Officer Down"

Assault Weapons and the War on Law Enforcement

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Section One: Assault Weapons, the Gun Industry, and Law Enforcement

Section Two: Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty by Assault Weapons, 1998 Through 2001

Section Three: Selected Incidents of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty by Assault Weapons, 1998 Through 2001

January 27, 1998, Portland, Oregon

April 25, 1998, Millbrae, California

May 29, 1998, Cortez, Colorado

July 7, 1998, San Benito, Texas

November 29, 1998, Los Angeles, California

January 10, 1999, Oakland, California

April 8, 1999, Orange, New Jersey

June 12, 1999, Orange County, California

January 27, 2000, Lexington, North Carolina

August 3, 2000, San Marcos, Texas

March 29, 2001, San Antonio, Texas

April 4, 2001, Detroit, Michigan

September 6, 2001, Hamilton County, Tennessee

September 17, 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana

November 13, 2001, Nicholasville, Kentucky


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The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.