Law officer deaths in the line of duty up 10 percent in 2017
from Fox News
The shooting death of a deputy constable in Texas this week added to the rise in U.S. law officers killed in the line of duty in 2017: 34 so far this year, a jump of 10 percent from 2016. Still, gun-related deaths are down almost 40 percent, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The statistics show a 27 percent increase in traffic-related police deaths but a 38 percent decrease in firearms-related deaths.
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