Number of police officers killed in line of duty rises to highest level in nearly 100 years

Number of police officers killed in line of duty rises to highest level in nearly 100 years


According to a report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), police officers who have been killed in the line of duty jumped 55 percent in 2021, totaling 458 officer deaths.

Additionally, NLEOMF CEO Marcia Ferranto, in a report from Just the News, also stated that 62 officers died this year by gunfire.

Further, the report revealed that there were 58 traffic-related deaths in 2021, while there were supposedly 301 deaths due to Covid outbreaks among officers. The report states, “301 Covid-19-related fatalities have been identified by NLEOMF and or/reported by departments, and it is anticipated that a significant number have yet to be reported by agencies.”

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However, handguns were the primary type of firearm that was used in fatal law enforcement

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