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Officer Fatality Report

Preliminary 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report

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128 Law Enforcement Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2017

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as of 28 December, 2017, 128 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, representing a 10 percent decrease over the 143 officers who died in the line-of-duty last year

Fatalities by State—January 1 through December 31, 2017