Police officers stand at the scene after three officers were shot and wounded at a home on Oct. 12, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Credit: FOX 29 Philadelphia) It was a violent week across the United States, notably for police officers, after at least 12 in law enforcement were shot in cities spanning coast to coast — leaving at least five of them dead in Connecticut, Mississippi, Nevada, and North Carolina. "We are seeing violence against law enforcement skyrocket," the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the country’s largest police union, said Thursday.
"Since Monday, at least 12 officers have been shot. This must stop!"A police officer in Mississippi was killed late Tuesday as she and other officers responded to a call, authorities said. Several other people were injured by gunfire.
Miles away in Philadelphia, three officers were shot and wounded at a home early Wednesday when a SWAT team tried to arrest a man wanted on a homicide charge, police said.A suspect is dead and three Philadelphia SWAT officers are in the hospital after gunfire broke out while authorities were serving a homicide arrest warrant early Wednesday morning.In central Illinois, two police officers conducting a traffic stop were also shot and wounded early Wednesday by a driver who died after officers returned fire. On Wednesday night, two police officers were killed in Bristol, Connecticut, after apparently being drawn into an ambush by an emergency call about possible domestic violence. A third officer was wounded. Sgt. Dustin Demonte (left) and Officer Alex Hamzy (R) of the Bristol, Connecticut, Police Department were killed on Oct.