An acknowledgement of the risks faced by officers

A tally of some of the more violent encounters experienced by Boston Police officers in recent months.

"During the first nine months of this year alone, 93 Boston police officers were assaulted - including six who were confronted by men armed with fully loaded weapons, according to department stats. Two were cut by sharp objects. A total of 50 were assaulted by weapons other than guns. And 35 cops were beaten up during arrests. Just this weekend, an officer working a detail on Chatham Street was punched in the face by a Lowell man allegedly intent on carrying on with the fisticuffs he was engaged in. Via The Boston Herald

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