Report: 2017 One Of Safest In Decades For Police Officers On Duty

Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty, with 14 in 2017.

By Laura IsenseeDecember 29, 2017 9:30 am| , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

While 2017 has marked one of the safest years since 1959 for police officers in the country, Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty.

It’s actually not an unusual ranking for Texas. The Lone Star State historically has the most officer fatalities, partly because it has so many law enforcement agencies.

“When you look at the breakdown of deaths in the state of Texas this year, it’s a microcosm of the country,” said Craig Floyd, president of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, an advocacy group that tracks these numbers.

 

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