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8 Colorado officers shot within the past month

Posted: 5:54 AM, Dec 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-09 07:54:57-05

The Denver police officer who was shot multiple times on Tuesday is the eighth officer shot in the line of duty in the last month in Colorado.

Just last week, Denver police were dealing with another officer who had been shot. A Denver SWAT officer was shot and seriously hurt while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Sloan's Lake Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was shot and killed.

It's been less than two weeks since a man  opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic i n Colorado Springs taking the lives of three people including University of Colorado-Colorado Springs officer Garrett Swasey. Four other officers and a deputy were injured exchanging gunfire with the suspect.

RELATED: Officers, deputy injured in Planned Parenthood shooting released from hospital

Also in November, the community mourned the loss of another law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaime Jursevics was hit and killed while directing traffic at a crash scene south of Castle Rock.

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