Line-of-duty deaths in 2016

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has not yet released its final figures for 2016, but it appears that 136 officers will be added to its fatality records. The number of police killed by firearms and in ambush attacks rose substantially compared to recent years. The overall number of line-of-duty deaths in 2016 was slightly above the average for the previous 5 years (132) and below the average for the last 10 years (144).


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