Startling statistics: Officer fatalities reportedly up nationwide
Source: WJLA. By Amy Aubert, ABC7
Date: April 1, 2016
According to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the total number of law enforcement officer fatalities nationwide is up.
Two troopers, deputy receive national award for life-saving efforts
Source: UpNorthLive.com By Sarah Roebuck
Date: March 24, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected two troopers with the Michigan State Police and a deputy with the Otsego County Sheriff's Department as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award.
How Many Officers Are Killed in Traffic-Related Incidents?
Source: NECN By Ally Donnelly
Date: March 17, 2016
Traffic-related incidents were the leading cause of death for law enforcement officers in 2015, killing 52 officers nationwide.
About 10 police officers per year are killed in ambushes, but five already in 2016
Source: The Washington Post by Tom Jackman
Date: March 14, 2016
Statistics show that since 2000, there have been about 9.5 ambush killings of law enforcement officers per year nationwide, and that the number has been declining in recent years, to about six per year. But this year is off to a horrible start.
Car crashes are a leading cause of state trooper deaths
Source: NJ Advance Media for NJ.com by S.P. Sullivan
Date: March 9, 2016
"Fifteen of the last 20 years, from a national perspective, traffic fatalities have been the leading cause of the death for police officers annually," said Steve Groeninger, a spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which tracks line-of-duty deaths across the United States.