Saturday, May 16, 2015

Peace officer killings up in 2014; vicious circle feared

According to NPR:
"After a sharp drop in 2013, the number of police and other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty as a result of felonious incidents rose in 2014, from 27 to 51, according to preliminary statistics gathered by the FBI. The agency says another 44 officers died in accidents while on the job.
"From 1980–2014, an average of 64 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed per year," the FBI says in a news release. "The 2013 total, 27, was the lowest during this 35-year period."

Let's hope this doesn't become a vicious circle of anxious officers confronting angry suspects.  

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