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Ambush shootings target police officers in record numbers in 2023

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2024
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Sgt. Marc McIntyre was on a welfare check in Griffin, Georgia, last week when a loud blast rang out from the home he was approaching.

Prosecutors said Todd Harper fired a shotgun out his window on Dec. 29 and struck Sgt. McIntyre in the head. The uniformed officer with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office would die from injuries at the scene.

Sgt. McIntyre was one of the 20 officers killed in ambush-style shootings last year, according to an annual report published by the Fraternal Order of Police, which defines such a...

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