U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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There were 1,203 officers with the DHS who were assaulted in 2009. Of these officers, 1 officer was killed and 6 officers sustained injuries. The following provides information by agency within the DHS:

Type of activity

At the time they were attacked, officers from the DHS were performing the following activities:


Weapons that were used against the DHS officers during the attacks include the following:

Dispositional information

Law enforcement authorities identified 31 suspects in the assaults on DHS officers. At the time of this report, dispositional information was available for 12 of these assailants:

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