Deaths of Police Officers on Duty on the Rise in the U.S.

Time

(WASHINGTON) — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a report that 144 federal, state and local officers have died so far in 2018. That figure represents roughly a 12 percent increase from the 129 who died in 2017.  

The majority of the officers who died were shot or fatally injured in car crashes. Other deaths involved heart attacks, drownings and cancer and other illnesses developed by responders to the World Trade Center attack.

Eight of the officers were killed during investigative activity and six were killed while responding to calls of a domestic disturbance, according to the report. Two were killed while serving warrants, two died while handling or transporting prisoners and two others were inadvertently shot by other officers.

The officers who died in 2018 include a sheriff’s deputy in Sacramento County, California killed in a shootout, and a Greensboro, North Carolina police officer killed in a car crash while responding to a call for a robbery in progress.

http://time.com/5489190/police-officer-deaths-rise-united-states/

8 thoughts on “Deaths of Police Officers on Duty on the Rise in the U.S.

  1. And their numbers are going to do nothing but go up
    Especially if they don’t get their feeble minds wrapped around the fact that they are enemy combatants and terrorist
    They are NOT a constitutionally approved entity in this country
    They are treasonous with just about everything they do , have done , and will do coming future

    I feel that someday in history they will have no choice but to shed their costumes and tax paid rides
    And hide from the general public just who and what they are from fear of the average joe wanting them dead for all they have done against their fellow man

    Their union is way out of touch with the general population
    And that usually don’t run too long before effects of that being seen on the ground level
    We’re already seeing your average traffic stops turning into a fight for your life when it comes to these userpers
    Death to the NWO and ALL of its players
    No one makes you wear that suit and no one makes you act like you do
    So each and everyone of you are responsible for what happens to you and your families , don’t blame us when your game is over

    We have our family to protect, and in coming times they will find out just WTF that means

    1. GREAT MAN!!!!!
      YOU SAID WHAT I WAS THINKING, IT’S JUST TO EARLY FOR THIS ONE HANDED KEYBOARD PLINKIN’ ……………..THANX!

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