FOR many officers in West Yorkshire Police the shooting will inevitably bring back painful memories of the murder of Pc Ian Broadhurst on Boxing Day 2003.
Pc Broadhurst was gunned down by former US Marine David Bieber in the Oakwood area of Leeds - 15 miles away from the scene of yesterday's incident in Bradford city centre.
The 34-year-old officer was killed by a close-range shot to the head by Bieber as he and a colleague checked out the bodybuilder's car.
Pc Neil Roper was seriously injured in the same attack and a third officer, Pc James Banks, had a miraculous escape when a bullet hit his radio.
Bieber, who was also wanted for a murder in the US, went on the run but was tracked down to a hotel in Gateshead.
He denied the murder but was found guilty at Leeds Crown Court and sentenced to life in prison.
Hundreds of officers from around Britain turned out for Pc Broadhurst's funeral in Leeds city centre.
Only a week ago, two armed West Yorkshire police officers were shot at during an incident in nearby Huddersfield.
The response team was called in after a shot was fired in the Clare Hill area.
The gunman fired through the police car window. One of the officers was injured by flying glass.
The last West Yorkshire police officer before Pc Broadhurst to be killed in the line of duty was Sgt John Speed, who was shot close to Leeds city centre in 1984.