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Jan 24, 2011 8:35 PM by Matt Stafford

Law enforcement shootings across U.S. resonate with locals

Violence against police anywhere resonates with officers everywhere; especially in Colorado Springs, where memories are still fresh of Officers Ken Jordan and Jared Jensen who both died in the line of duty in 2006.

Incidents like officer shootings from Sunday and Monday across the country bring back a fresh feeling to those memories.

Two sheriff's deputies were shot in a Walmart shootout in Washington Sunday afternoon. Four officers were wounded Sunday evening in Detroit when a gunman opened fire in a precinct lobby. An Oregon officer was shot during a traffic stop Sunday night. Two Florida police officers were killed, and a U.S. Marshall wounded, in a shootout Monday.

The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association works with local leaders to try and find ways to keep our finest safer on the streets. Their thoughts are with departments across the country going tough times right now.

"I think most officers realize that these people, these other officers that are out here giving their lives, they're our brothers and sisters," says Officer Pete Tomitsch, with the Colorado Springs Police Department and president of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those departments and those family members of the fallen officers."

Officer Jensen was shot while questioning a fugitive in February 2006 and Officer Jordan was shot while giving back up to another officer in December of the same year.

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