Alarming Rise in 2010 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

Line-of-duty deaths surge nearly 40 percent; firearms-related killings increase by more than 20 percent for second year in a row

December 27, 2010
Published by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Washington, DC– The number of U.S. law enforcement fatalities spiked by 37 percent in 2010—an alarming increase that follows two years of declining deaths among our nation’s policing professionals.

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