Law enforcement officials have been on edge since Jan. 31, when Mark Hasse, an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County, Tex., was gunned down outside a courthouse. In the weeks since, his boss, a Colorado prison director, a West Virginia sheriff and a Mississippi detective have also been fatally shot.
Eric Smith -- MississippiAuthorities say a murder suspect killed Detective Eric Smith, center, inside the Jackson, Miss., police headquarters April 4. Both the suspect and detective are dead. Smith, 40, who had been with the department since 1995, was gunned down inside an interview room as he was questioning the 23-year-old man about a fatal stabbing, authorities say. Smith leaves a wife (also a police officer) and two sons.Jackson, Miss., Police via AP
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.