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New Report on 2016 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 27

Preliminary data shows an alarming 78 percent spike in firearms-related officer fatalities, many of which were ambush-style killings. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

July 25, 2016

Washington, DCThe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will issue a new Mid-Year Fatality Report on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, which will detail preliminary data related to law enforcement officer fatalities thus far in 2016.

As of July 20, 2016, sixty-seven officers have been killed in the line of duty. Of these, 32 officers were killed in firearms-related incidents, 24 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents, and 11 officers died due to job-related illnesses and other causes. Particularly concerning is the increase in officers assassinated in ambushes.

These are among the many findings in the Mid-Year Fatality Report on law enforcement officer deaths for 2016 that will be released on Wednesday, July 27, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

WHAT: Law Enforcement Officer Fatality Research Bulletin providing preliminary officer fatality data thus far for 2016 (through July 20, 2016). The report will be available online at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 20,789 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create 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
(202) 737-7135
Steve@nleomf.org