FBI, This Week: Violence Against Law Enforcement


May 13, 2019

During National Police Week, the FBI not only honors the men and women in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice but also asks the public for assistance in locating criminals wanted for committing violent acts against law enforcement officers.


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Mollie Halpern: During National Police Week, the FBI not only honors the men and women in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice but also asks the public for assistance in locating criminals wanted for committing violent acts against law enforcement officers.

Executive Assistant Director Amy Hess says the FBI is focusing on four unknown suspects and four fugitives who are on the lam.

Amy Hess: We know what they did—whether it was an act of terrorism, murder, assault against a law enforcement officer. We're also highlighting four other cases that are unsolved, where these officers were killed in the line of duty, but we don't know who did it.

Halpern: Beyond these eight cases, there are many others that involve the violent targeting of law enforcement officers.

Hess: As a matter of fact, our statistics show that last year, 11 officers were killed by ambush. And so this is a significant problem that we see. Law enforcement officers every day put their lives on the line in order to serve and protect.

Halpern: Learn more about the highlighted fugitives and cases by visiting fbi.gov. You can also report tips through the website.

Hess: We really need somebody to come forward. Somebody knows, and we need that person to tell us.

Halpern: With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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