(Washington, DC, Monday, December 30, 2019) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has released preliminary 2019 End of Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through Friday, December 6, 2019. The final report will be released on Monday, December 30, 2019.
The report reveals that over 100 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2019 to date.
Firearms-related fatalities and traffic-related fatalities were the leading causes of law enforcement deaths.
Texas leads the country in officer fatalities with twelve officers losing their lives in the line of duty in 2019; California and New York each lost nine officers in the line of duty.
Officers continue to die as a result of illnesses contracted from responding to the terror attacks of 9/11.
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund opened the National Law Enforcement Museum, which tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.