Report: 210 LEOs shot in the line of duty, a 14% increase from last year
Of the LEOs shot and wounded in the line of duty, 39 were killed – a statistic "outpacing last year's historic numbers"
By Sarah Calams
WASHINGTON — A report released by the National Fraternal Order of Police has found that at least 210 law enforcement officers have been shot in the line of duty as of July 31 – a statistic that's up 14% from the same period last year.
Of the 210 officers wounded, 39 were killed – a fact that National FOP president Patrick Yoes said “should alarm all Americans” during a press conference for the report’s release. The report also found that 71 officers were shot as a result of 46 ambush-style attacks, which killed 18 members. The statistics, Yoes said, are “outpacing last year’s historic numbers.”
“Make no mistake – we are experiencing a real crisis with the level of violence directed at law enforcement officers,” Yoes continued. “Frankly, it is unlike anything I’ve seen in my 36 years of law enforcement.”
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