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Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017

The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.

07-13 Disturbing Amount of Police Deaths
Source: First News with Jimmy Cefalo
Date: July 13, 2017

Interview with National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd *Follow the group on Twitter: @NLEOMF

3 Louisiana police officers killed in line of duty so far this year
Source: Louisiana Radio Network
Date: July 13, 2017

So far this year, 65 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, a 30 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. President and CEO Craig Floyd says the leading cause of officer deaths is traffic fatalities.

Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017

There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

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