Officer fatalities down at mid-year

Line-of-duty deaths for January through June 2019 were down 35% compared to the first half of 2018 and were the 3rd lowest in 40 years, as reported here by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. There were 60 officer fatalities as of June 30, including 27 firearms-related and 21 traffic-related. More traffic-related deaths occurred outside the vehicle than within. The average age of deceased officers was 42, average length of service was 14 years, and 55 of 60 were male.

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