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FBI Releases 2016 Preliminary Stats for Law Enforcement Officers Killed

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FBI Releases 2016 Preliminary Stats for Law Enforcement Officers Killed

Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 66 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2016. This is an increase of 61 percent when compared with the 41 officers killed in 2015. By region, 30 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, 17 officers in the West, 13 officers in the Midwest, four in the Northeast, and two in Puerto Rico. At the time the 66 law enforcement officers were fatally wounded: 17 were ambushed (entrapment/premeditation); 13 were answering disturbance calls (seven were domestic disturbance calls); nine...

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