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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two police officers were shot in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, March 15th. Those deaths marked the eighteenth and nineteenth officer casualties this year and that three month death toll now surpasses the total number of officers, eighteen, killed during the entire year of 2013.

The first shooting took place in Duque de Caxias, in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?