Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect That Killed 2 Of His Colleagues

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Wounded Connecticut officer shot, killed suspect who killed 2 colleagues in apparent ambush – NBC News

Two Connecticut police officers were shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a 911 call that appeared to be a deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene.

Connecticut police officer Alec Iurato fired the shot that killed the attacker of his 2 colleagues, police said. Nicholas Brutcher, the 35-year-old-suspect, died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

The bodies of two police officers were brought to funeral homes in separate processions Friday, as hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the Bristol police station.

The Fraternal Order of Police reported that 63 officers were wounded in ambushes in the first nine months of 2021, compared to 75 in the same period in 2020.

The number of ambushes and killings of police officers has increased in the past few years, as departments around the country face staffing shortages and a decline in public support.

Mike Zaro is the police chief in Lakewood, Washington, where four officers were assassinated at a coffee shop in 2009. Zaro recalls how crucial the support of the community was in helping the department get through the aftermath of the killings.

At least 11 police officers were shot around the country this week, including one fatally in Greenville, Mississippi, and another in Las Vegas.

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  4. Light Display Pays Tribute to Fallen Bristol Officers  NBC Connecticut
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