Officer Deaths


What Situations Put You At Greatest Risk On The Street: New Report

What kinds of calls for service present the greatest risk of fatal attacks for US law enforcement officers? Here’s the latest grim ranking, according to a newly released updated report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the federal DOJ that covers a seven-year span from 2010-2016: Domestic dispute calls were the most...
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“Blue Lives Matter”: Powerful True Cases To Help Officers Survive

Some of the most important lessons in law enforcement are taught by involuntary instructors. These teachings come from the grave, imparted by officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and, regrettably, often unwittingly abetted their own sad fate through misjudgments, vulnerable tactics, and flawed decision-making. Beginning decades ago with the groundbreaking writing of the late and...
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How Cops Die: 15-Year Recap Important For Training

Knowing how cops die is the foundation for teaching them how to survive. So a recently published, 15-year analysis of the ways and means by which U.S. LEOs are feloniously slain is worth close study by every trainer and every officer. A team from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins...
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As Police Deaths Mount, What Can You Do Now To Stay Safe?

It’s a bloody year for cops so far. At the end of June, total duty-related fatalities in the U.S. are up 8% compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary figures from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Officer murders from gunfire are spiking an alarming 38% increase. If trends hold through...
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