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New Mid-Year Report on 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 13

Preliminary data shows a concerning 30 percent increase in officer fatalities. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

July 7, 2017

Washington, DCThe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will issue a new Mid-Year Fatality Report on Thursday, July 13, 2017, which will detail preliminary mid-year data related to law enforcement officer fatalities in 2017.

As of June 30, 2017, sixty-five officers have been killed in the line of duty. Of these, 26 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents, 23 officers were killed in firearms-related incidents, and 16 officers died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.

These are among the many findings in the Mid-Year Fatality Report on law enforcement officer deaths for 2017 that will be released on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

WHAT: Law Enforcement Officer Fatality Report providing preliminary officer fatality mid-year data for 2017 (through June 30, 2017). The report will be available online at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport.
WHEN: Thursday, July 13, 2017
WHO: Craig W. Floyd, Memorial Fund President & CEO is available for live or taped interviews to discuss the report and provide insight.

To schedule an interview, contact Steve Groeninger, Senior Director of Communications & Marketing, at (202) 737-7135, or via email at steve@nleomf.org.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
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 21,183 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has begun construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

Steve Groeninger
sgroeninger@nleomf.org
(202) 737-7135