What can be done to cut the number of fatal attacks on our police?

Just over a year ago on July 7, 2016 in downtown Dallas, five officers and nine others were injured when a black sniper opened fire during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. The sniper was later identified as a 25-year-old Army veteran who used a semi-automatic assault rifle to pick off his victims that awful night.

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at the time that police officers are being asked to do too much. "Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve. Not enough mental health funding, let the cops handle it. Not enough drug addiction funding, let's give it to the cops. Schools fail, give it to the cops. Seventy percent of the African-American community is being raised by single women, let's give it to the cops to solve that as well. That's too much to ask. Policing was never meant to solve all of those problems," Brown said.

Year-to-date, 70 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty according to the Officer Down Memorial website. Sadly, even Hutchinson County hasn't escaped violence against law enforcement. What advice would you offer to help protect our police and cut the number of attacks on our law enforcement heroes? We'd like to hear from our readers. Please share your comments below.