February 7, 2014

Police Fatalities Down

In 2013, police officer fatalities fell to the lowest level in over five decades, according to this article in PoliceOne.  111 officers died in the line of duty in 2013, representing an 8% decrease from 2012. The most fatalities were traffic (46) and firearm (33) related.

The news is not all good. Officer fatalities unrelated to firearms or traffic saw a 33 percent increase.