They attack police officers during the funeral of a colleague in Zacatecas

This Monday three people were arrested who attacked the police during the funeral of another element, in the municipality of Loreto, Zacatecas; In addition, weapons and tactical equipment were seized, confirmed the Secretary of Public Security of the State.

The official report states that elements of the State Preventive Police and the Municipal Police accompanied the funeral procession of the municipal police officer who lost his life last Saturday after an assault, when they were ambushed near the community of San Marcos.

“When moving on the San Marcos-Santa María highway section, the officers observed a white pick-up truck, whose occupants, upon detecting the police presence, began to attack them with firearms.”

According to the authorities, there were no injuries and the officers repelled the attack, managing to arrest three people —a woman and two men.

In addition, two long and one short firearms, chargers, cartridges, tactical equipment, as well as the vehicle in which the attackers were traveling, were seized.

On Saturday, while he was on his day off, a municipal police officer from Loreto, Zacatecas, was murdered on Gregorio Torres street, in the center of the city.

Zacatecas is the deadliest state in the country for police officers, since eight homicides have been recorded so far this year, but at the end of 2022, 60 police murders were recorded; six were women, according to the civil association Causa en Común.

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