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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.

Analyzing Law Enforcement Deaths: What’s Missing from These Statistics?

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

In the past decade, 1,553 law enforcement officers died in reported duty deaths. That is an average of one duty death every 58 hours or an average of 150 duty deaths per year.

How can departments analyze this data to help them determine and implement strategies to attempt to reduce the number of 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.

Officer Down: August Second Deadliest Month for Officers in 2012, But Still Better than 2011

This August was a tough month for law enforcement officers. In a report released today, August was the second deadliest month of the year, with 14 police officers killed in the line of duty. In total, 76 law officers have fallen in the line of duty since Jan. 1, 2012. However, 2012 is still on track to be the safest year for police in 60 years. What's causing this shift?