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New Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report to be Released December 29, 2016

Preliminary data shows a dramatic spike in firearms-related line-of-duty deaths. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

December 16, 2016

Washington, DCThe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will release a new report on Thursday, December 29, 2016, with preliminary data revealing a significant increase in law enforcement officer fatalities during the past year, including a dramatic spike in firearms-related deaths, a number of which were horrific ambush attacks.

The report will also detail the number of officers killed in traffic-related incidents, as well as deaths due to other causes. The report will provide preliminary data showing circumstances of fatal shootings, trends in traffic-related fatalities, details of deaths due to causes other than traffic and firearms, and other demographic and jurisdictional data points.

WHAT: Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report providing preliminary officer fatality data for 2016. The report will be available online at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport.
WHEN: Thursday, December 29, 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 built and now operates and 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 building 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