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Not One Step Back,” says Tijuana’s Mayor at Memorial for 2 Dead Police

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Aired 7/9/09

Police in Tijuana and Rosarito said goodbye to three of their own today. Gunmen ambushed the agents in separate attacks within 24-hours earlier this week. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson was in Tijuana and brings us this story.

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Above: Reporter Amy Isackson and TijuanaPress.com's Vicente Calderon discuss the recent attacks on Tijuana police officers.

Police in Tijuana and Rosarito said goodbye to three of their own today. Gunmen ambushed the agents in separate attacks within 24 hours, earlier this week. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson was in Tijuana and brings us this story.

The Tijuana police band played outside city hall. Loved ones and colleagues of the fallen officers looked on at the two caskets.

A relative of one officer pleaded with Tijuana's Mayor.

"Tell me when this will end," she exhorted the mayor. "Tell me when." (Translated from Spanish)

Mexican authorities have detained a number of high ranking members of the faction of Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel, headed by El Teo.

Authorities say the officers killed this week were simply easy targets for El Teo to strike back at the authorities.

Tijuana Mayor Jorge Ramos says the murder show the police are doing their jobs.

"They're not helping the criminals as they used to do."

Mexican authorities have arrested eight people in connection with the killings.

Authorities say the men work for El Teo.

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