- Traffic-related fatalities were the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in 2017. There were 47 traffic-related incidents in 2017, compared to 54 last year.
- Forty-four officers were shot and killed in 2017 compared to 66 in 2016, a 33 percent decrease.
- Deaths due to causes other than firearms- or traffic-related incidents rose by 61 percent compared to 2016, with 37 officers deaths in various incidents. Seven officers were beaten to death in 2017, compared to two in 2016. Five officers drowned in 2017.
Preliminary 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report has been released by the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
FBI's 2016 LEOKA stats tell a concerning story
2016 saw an increase by more than three times of death by rifle fire over 2015
Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders from Federal Interagency Working Group
This article includes links to an excellent roll call poster on recognizing and acting on Fentanyl exposure.
Identifying Threats Violence Against Police – the Importance of Social Media and Community-Police Relations
FBI Releases 2016 Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted in the Line of Duty
FBI: Felonious Deaths of Officers Spiked 61% in 2016
Felonious Deaths: The number of officers killed as a result of criminal acts in 2016 increased by 25 when compared with the 41 officers who were feloniously killed in 2015. The five- and 10-year comparisons show an increase of 17 felonious deaths compared with the 2012 figure (49 officers) and an increase of eight deaths compared with 2007 data (58 officers).
Circumstances: At the time the 66 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed:
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