U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT).In 2010, 9 DOT officers were assaulted, and 1 of these officers was injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. . The following provides information by agency within the DOT:
* Internal Revenue Service--8 officers were assaulted.
* Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration--1 officer was assaulted and suffered injuries.
Type of activity
At the time of their attacks, officers from the DOT were performing the following activities:
* 5 officers were assigned as·sign
tr.v. as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
1. To set apart for a particular purpose; designate: assigned a day for the inspection.
2. to office duty.
* 2 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
* 1 officer was conducting an investigation or search.
* 1 officer was assigned to other duties.
Weapons that were used against the DOT officers during the attacks include the following:
* 2 officers were attacked by persons using vehicles as weapons.
* 1 officer was attacked with a firearm.
* 1 officer was attacked by an assailant using personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
* 5 officers were attacked with other weapons, not specified.
Law enforcement authorities identified 8 suspects in the assaults on DOT officers.
* Prosecution was declined for 5 suspects.
* 1 suspect was awaiting trial.
* 1 suspect is deceased deceased 1) adj. dead. 2) n. the person who has died, as used in the handling of his/her estate, probate of will and other proceedings after death, or in reference to the victim of a homicide (as: "The deceased had been shot three times. .
* Prosecution opinion was pending for 1 suspect.