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(Shutterstock)Two police officers were fatally shot over the weekend in Utah and Ohio, becoming the first officers killed in the line of duty this year.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said Tuesday that she was “appalled and deeply saddened by the recent shooting attacks against law enforcement officers” in both states as well as an earlier ambush in Philadelphia that severely wounded an officer there.

“These heinous assaults are reminders of the difficult jobs that our brave law enforcement officers perform every day and of the dangers that they willingly face in the service of their communities,” Lynch said in a statement.

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Source: The Washington Post

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