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Five Chapala-based gendarmes killed in Ocotlan shootout

Five police officers who were killed in a confrontation with heavily armed gunmen in Ocotlan on Thursday, March 19  were members of the Gendarmería convoy platoon that has been assigned to carry out routine patrols in the Chapala area since early February. 

Almost all of the officers were in their early 20s. Distinguished by fresh young faces and friendly manners in interacting with the public, many established a warm rapport with local residents.

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