U.S. Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Up by 37% so Far This Year

The total number of police officer fatalities this year are up to 63, compared to 46 at the same time in 2013.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the total number of police officer fatalities this year are up to 63, compared to 46 at the same time in 2013.

Firearms-related deaths are experiencing the biggest rise, from 15 last year to 23 this year, which amounts to a 53% increase. Traffic-related fatalities have increased by 39%, from 18 in 2013 to 25 in 2014. Deaths from other causes are up 15% so far this year.

California has experienced the most law enforcement officer deaths (eight), while four officers in Florida and four officer in Virginia have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Georgia, New York, Oklahoma and Texas have each lost three officers in 2014.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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