U.S. Postal Inspection Service

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In 2006, 6 officers with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service were assaulted, and 4 were injured in the attacks.

Type of activity

Officers with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service were performing the following activities when they were attacked:

  • 4 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
  • 1 officer was on patrol or guard duty.
  • 1 officer was assigned to office duty.


  • 5 officers were accosted with personal weapons such as hands, fists, or feet.
  • 1 officer was attacked with an unspecified weapon (the tabular catagory of  "other").

Disposition information

Law enforcement authorities identified 4 suspects in assaults on U.S. Postal Inspection Service officers. Of these:

  • 1 offender was found guilty.
  • 1 suspect was awaiting trial at the time of this report.
  • 1 alleged assailant had his prosecution declined.
  • 1 suspect was deemed incompetent to stand trial.

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