A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
WASHINGTON -- The FBI says 47 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty as the result of criminal acts last year, 25 fewer than in 2011.
According to the preliminary data, the offenders who committed the killings used firearms in 43 of the 47 deaths. Two officers were killed with vehicles used as weapons, one was killed with a knife and one officer died after being beaten.
Twenty of the slain officers were wearing body armor at the time of the incidents.
Separately, 45 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2012 as the result of accidents, eight fewer than in 2011. Twenty-two of those died due to automobile accidents, 10 were struck by vehicles and six officers were in motorcycle accidents.
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