Nice Guys Finish Dead

So much for all those myths that policemen who die in the line of duty are typically macho hot dogs who take too many risks. A new FBI study has determined that most of the 762 U.S. law-enforcement officers killed by suspects in the past decade were especially decent people who just let their guard down. In interviews with 50 cop killers, says FBI forensic psychologist Anthony Pinizzotto, the agency heard again and again that the victims provided an opening when they took it easy on the suspect. To spare one collar the discomfort of being handcuffed behind his back, for...

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