Thursday, July 6, 2017

Police officer deaths on duty have jumped nearly 20 percent in 2017 | Fox News

Police officer deaths on duty have jumped nearly 20 percent in 2017 | Fox News: The ambush shooting that killed a New York City police officer in the Bronx marked the latest in a growing number of officer deaths in 2017, up 18 percent from this time last year.

A total of 67 officers have died so far this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. It found there were 57 officer deaths between January 1 and July 5, 2016. In addition, gun-related deaths have risen by 9 percent, from 22 to 24 for 2017, the researchers say.

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