346 Police Officers Shot in Line of Duty During 2021

346 Police Officers Shot in Line of Duty During 2021


Three-hundred-and-forty-six police officers were shot in the line of duty during 2021.

The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) notes that 63 of those officers succumbed to their gunshot wounds.

Also, FOP also points out that 130 officers were shot in “ambush-style attacks,” noting that such attacks on officers in 2021 went up 115 percent from 2020.

FOP president Patrick Yoes told Fox News, “As we have said before, the recent erosion of respect for law enforcement and anti-police rhetoric has fueled more aggression towards police officers than what has been seen in previous years.”

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