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New Report on 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 21

Preliminary data shows a 20 percent increase in traffic-related fatalities. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

July 15, 2015

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will issue a new Fatality Report on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, which will detail preliminary data related to law enforcement officer fatalities during the first half of this year.

As of June 30, 2015, sixty-four officers have been killed in the line of duty. Of these, 30 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents, 18 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 2015 that will be released on Tuesday, July 21, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

WHAT:

Law Enforcement Officer Fatality Research Bulletin providing preliminary officer fatality data for the first half of 2015. The report will be available online at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalityReport.

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WHO:

Craig W. Floyd, Memorial Fund Chairman & 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 20,538 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
steve@nleomf.org
(202) 737-7135