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We will continue to focus on the history of law enforcement and, with every opportunity, introduce the public to the good men and women who sacrifice their lives to keep us safe. Likewise, we understand and will continue to acknowledge the history, complexities, and challenges that exist between American law enforcement and communities of color.

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Preliminary 2020 Fallen Officer Fatalities

Jan 1 through Sept 26, 2019 vs. Jan 1 through sept 26, 2020
2019 2020 % Change
Total Fatalities 102 110 +8%
Firearms-related 37 38 +3%
Traffic-related 29 36 +24%
Other Causes 36 36 0%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through September 26, 2019 vs. January 1 through September 26, 2020

Officer Fatalities by State – 2020

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Hover over or click on a state to view 2020 fatalities. States in dark red have fatalities.

Federal Agencies: 0

Military: 1

U.S. Territories: 2

Tribal: 1


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