The Lineup: N.Y. Tragedy Shows Threat of Ambush Attacks on Police

April 19, 2024
The latest podcast episode discusses how a deadly shooting in Syracuse that left a police officer and a deputy dead illustrates the growing plight of ambush attacks on law enforcement. Plus, other news and headlines.

OFFICER Magazine has a weekly law enforcement podcast, and it's available for readers to check out.

Every Friday, The Lineup podcast rounds up the week's most intriguing law enforcement news and goes behind the headlines. Editorial Director Frank Borelli and Assistant Editor Joe Vince will look at the stories that have people talking, and they'll give their own takes on the topics, from discussing a police department's latest recruiting and retention efforts to putting a spotlight on a daring arrest. 

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Episode 55: Tragic Shooting in New York Illustrates Growing Plight of Ambush Attacks on Police

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

  • a deadly ambush in New York that left a police officer and a deputy dead, as well as a similar, unrelated attack that left another New York wounded, shows the continued plight facing law enforcement
  • a growing number of states and communities re-evaluating and changing police and law enforcement chase policies
  • St. Louis police stopping an 8-year-old driver who was behind the wheel of a vehicle while the child's mother slept int the back seat with a 3-year-old
  • four police officers carrying a runner across the finish line in the Boston Marathon.

OFFICER Magazine Podcasts

Along with Officer Roll Call, OFFICER Magazine also has two other podcasts available:

  • Officer Roll CallOur flagship podcast covers a vast range of subjects in the law enforcement community, from news to equipment to policy topics and more
  • Undercover Dad: Assistant Editor Joe Vince talks with his dad about his time an ATF agent working undercover in Detroit and Flint in the 1970s.
  • Command Q&A: Editor Paul Peluso interviews law enforcement leaders from around the country.

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About the Author

Joe Vince

Joining Endeavor Business Media in 2018, Joe has worked on the company's city services publications. He began working at as the assistant editor. Before starting at Endeavor, Joe had worked for a variety of print and online news outlets, including the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend Tribune, Reddit and
About the Author

Lt. Frank Borelli (ret), Editorial Director | Editorial Director

Lt. Frank Borelli is the Editorial Director for the Officer Media Group. Frank brings 20+ years of writing and editing experience in addition to 40 years of law enforcement operations, administration and training experience to the team.

Frank has had numerous books published which are available on,, and other major retail outlets.

If you have any comments or questions, you can contact him via email at [email protected].

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