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Rash of Cop Killings on Holder's Watch

By Mike Levine, Fox News

The nation’s top cop vowed Tuesday to “do all that we can” to combat what he called a “simply unacceptable” number of local and federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

In brief remarks before a closed-door meeting with police chiefs from around the country, Attorney General Eric Holder said nothing is “off the table,” including an Obama administration push for Congress to approve new legislation.

“In recent months, we have really seen a dramatic rise in the number of police officers and other law enforcement agents who have been killed in the line of duty,” Holder said.

After a two-year decline in law enforcement deaths, that number “spiked” last year, with 20 officers killed by guns or assault in the first three months alone, according to Holder. In the same time period this year, 27 officers have been killed by guns or assault, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Brookman Perry in Missouri, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller in West Virginia.

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