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Line Of Duty Deaths Up 10 Percent In 2017

Line Of Duty Deaths Up 10 Percent In 2017

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.

Much of the increase involves a 27 percent increase in traffic-related police deaths.

January had the highest total of line of duty deaths with 13.

New York currently has the highest amount of police fatalities, with five officers lost.

 

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