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No Officers Killed by Gunfire in January, But Still Too Many Duty Deaths

January 2015 was a good month for the law enforcement community. It was the first month since September 2011 that there were no felonious gunfire deaths of law enforcement officers in the United States. This is only the third month since 1985 in which no law enforcement gunfire deaths occurred. While this is good news for police, there are still too many line-of-duty deaths, many of which are preventable.

K9 Duty Deaths: The Need for Better Reporting

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

K9 partners play a critical role in law enforcement agencies and are beloved members of the community. However, despite their value, there remains no consistent or accurate tool to report K9 duty deaths. As those in academics know, it is imperative to be able to gather reliable, verifiable, and credible data to analyze K9 duty deaths.

National Police Week and Reflecting on FBI’s 2013 Line-of-Duty Deaths Report

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

As the nation’s law enforcement family gathers in Washington, D.C. this week for National Police Week to celebrate the lives of fallen law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty to protect their communities, the FBI released preliminary statically data for law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty for 2013.