11 Jul Cops Deaths Up 12% In Very First Half of 2018
Seventy-three police officers passed away in the line of responsibility in 2018 through June 30, a 12 percent boost over the 65 who passed away in the exact same duration in 2015,reports the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Of the 73 officers, 31 were eliminated in firearms-related events, 27 were eliminated in traffic-related events, and 15 passed away due to other causes such as occupational health problems.
The firearms-related casualties this year surpassed the 25 in the very first half of2017 8 such deaths took place throughout an effort to apprehend a suspect, 6 officers were eliminated reacting to domestic disruption calls, and 3 officers were eliminated as an outcome of being assailed. Traffic-related casualties increased a little in the very first half of 2018 compared to in 2015. Eleven casualties were the outcome of multiple-vehicle car crashes; 9 were the outcome of single-vehicle crashes and 7 officers were struck while beyond their cars. Florida leads the United States in officer casualties, losing 7 officers in the very first half of 2018.