Ambush and Surprise Attacks of Officers on Foot

By Jim Weiss, Mickey Davis and Bob O’Brien

Policing is a profession where a degree of danger and risk are expected and accepted as police tragically die protecting the public they serve. This is evidenced by the more than 20,000 names of fallen officers etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The two consistent leading causes of Line of Duty Deaths (LODD) in America each year are gunfire and vehicles.

Vehicle related LODD’s mostly involve accidents....