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A makeshift memorial stands outside the Riverdale police station the day after Maj. Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran, died while helping other officers serve a 'no knock' warrant in a drug case, Feb. 12, 2016, in Riverdale, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

2016 sees spike in cops killed by gunfire

Already this year, eight on-duty police officers have been killed by gunfire — including five this week alone.The 2016 gunfire fatalities mark a notable increase from the same Jan. 1 through Feb. 11 period last year, when just one officer was shot dead, according to theNational Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.In total, 11 officers have...

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