U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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There were 1,098 officers with the U.S. DHS who were assaulted in 2008. Of these, 1 officer was killed, and 74 officers sustained injuries. The following provides information by agency within the DHS:

Type of activity

At the time of their attacks, the officers were performing the following activities:


Dispositional information

Law enforcement authorities identified 90 suspects in the assaults on DHS officers. At the time of this report: