(ABC News) Four Las Vegas police officers have been wounded in on-the-job shootings in the last two months, but the one of the county's top law enforcement officials said he didn't see it as part of a "war on cops."
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo added to a roll call of local officers wounded since July 10 the names of officers shot and killed near Houston in Aug. 28 and in suburban Chicago on Sept. 1, and he told reporters that he's concerned about copycats targeting police elsewhere to gain attention and headlines.
"More often than not, they want to put their name to a crime," said the elected top cop of more than 2,500 sworn police and 750 corrections officers. Las Vegas Metropolitan police cover a county that is home to 2 million people and a hotel and casino Strip that draws about 40 million visitors a year.
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