LEO's killed in 2017 almost hits 50 yr low

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LEO's killed in 2017 almost hits 50 yr low

Postby M-Quigley » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:54 pm

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/201 ... 984477001/

While shootings played a big role, traffic accidents caused the largest number of deaths. Crashes killed 47 officers this year, down 15% from 2016. A number of factors — including enhanced policies that limit vehicle pursuits and speeding and the "move-over law," which requires drivers to slow down and switch lanes when an officer is pulled over — could be behind the drop, experts say.

Texas, as in previous years, tallied the highest number of law enforcement officers killed on the job with 14 deaths, followed by Florida and New York, both with nine deaths.

Across the U.S., ambush-style attacks killed eight officers in 2017, a decrease from a jarring 21 such deaths in 2016. The largest number of fatal shootings this year occurred while officers responded to domestic disturbances.
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