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New Report on 2013 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 11

Preliminary data shows total line-of-duty deaths increasing by 9 percent, with firearms-related fatalities reaching a 50-year low. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

July 8, 2013

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will issue a new research bulletin on Thursday, July 11, 2013, which will detail preliminary data related to law enforcement officer fatalities during the first half of this year.

As of June 30, 2013, fifty-one officers have been killed in the line of duty. Of these, 18 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents; 17 officers were killed in firearms-related incidents—representing a 50-year low; and 16 officers died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.

These are among the many findings of the mid-year research bulletin on law enforcement officer fatalities for 2013 that will be released on Thursday, July 11, 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 2013. The report will be available online at
WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 2013
WHO: Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig W. Floyd 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

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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 honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,981 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 law enforcement in America through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit

Steve Groeninger | (202) 737-7135