Fatality Reports

The research and analysis conducted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund helps raise awareness of the dangers officers face each day and highlights areas where improvement in officer safety and wellness is needed.

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65 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in First Half of 2017

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as of June 30, 2017, 65 federal, state and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, increasing thirty percent over the 50 officers killed in the same period last year.

Mid-Year Report 2017

Twenty-six officers have been killed in traffic-related fatalities this year, an increase of 24 percent, compared to 21 deaths during the same period last year. Firearms-related fatalities were the second leading cause of officer deaths, with 23 officers killed as of June 30, 2017. This represents a 10 percent decrease over the 21 officers killed in firearms-related incidents during the same period last year.

Read the full report at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport.


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