It’s the kind of news that should be alarming, yet it’s all too common.
A local TV news station reported Feb. 15 that a man attempted to assault a Richland County deputy after being pulled over for driving more than 100 miles per hour. The suspect was subdued and arrested.
In this case, the assailant didn’t appear to have a weapon. Still, it was a stark reminder of the dangers our police officers face.
Other incidents this year in South Carolina have been more serious: