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2019 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2019. Of these, 48 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 41 officers died in accidents. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks are included in Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2019, released today.

Felonious Deaths

The 48 felonious deaths occurred in 19 states and in Puerto Rico. The number of officers killed as a result of criminal acts in 2019 was 8 less than the 56 officers who were feloniously killed in 2018. The 5- and 10-year comparisons show an increase of 7 felonious deaths compared with the 2015 figure (41 officers) and a decrease of 7 deaths compared with 2010 data (55 officers).

Officer Profiles. The average age of the officers who were feloniously killed was 40 years old. The victim officers had served in law enforcement for an average of 13 years at the times of the fatal incidents. Of the 48 officers:

  • 45 were male
  • 3 were female
  • 40 were white
  • 7 were black/African American
  • 1 was Asian.




Telling!  All lives matter...even White police officers. 

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I thought that was why we consider law enforcement officers so brave? Because they will go into harms way to protect us.  


It is when they harm the citizens they are supposed to be protecting they get into trouble. A shepherd is  supposed to fight the lion. He is not supposed to kill the flock. 


Or, did I miss something? 

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I am sorry that any police officer has to die, too bad those that deny the racim inside our police forces don't say the same thing about all of the unarmed black men who have been killed by the police.


Those officers were killed "in the line of duty" and almost half were labeled as accidents. They knew the risk when they took the job. 


Did George Floyd 'know the risk'? Did he sign up for being a citizen who might get murdered by a bad cop?


Telling !!!!

Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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