(Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 24, 2019) – Today, The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new Mid-Year Fatality Report that details preliminary data related to law enforcement officer fatalities thus far in 2019.
Preliminary data from the report shows a 13% decrease in firearms-related fatalities. The report also shows that sixty officers have been killed in the line of duty nationwide as of June 30, 2019, a 35% decrease from the 92 officers killed during the same period last year. Of these, 27 officers were killed in firearms-related incidents, 21 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents, and 12 officers died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.
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 has 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 LawMemorial.org.