The fatal shooting of an Arlington police officer Tuesday night is a stark reminder of the dangers of police work.
The officer, reportedly a female rookie, was dispatched to the Arbrook Park apartments to take a domestic violence report. After a report of shots fired, responding officers found three people dead at the apartment, including the original officer, the Star-Telegram reported.
The death came on the day in which a report was released by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks police deaths, that showed Texas led the nation in police officer deaths in 2010. Before Tuesday's incident in Arlington, 18 officers had been killed in Texas, according to the report.
Nationwide, line of duty deaths jumped 37 percent over the previous year to about 160 from 117 in 2009, according to the report.
Another Arlington officer was among those killed earlier in 2010.
Officer Craig Story was killed in January in a crash involving his police motorcyle and a school bus.
-- Lance Murray