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Preliminary 2021 Fallen Officer Fatalities

Jan 1 through mar 1, 2020 vs. Jan 1 through mar 1, 2021
2020 2021 % Change
Total Fatalities 21 29 +38%
Firearms-related 8 11 +38%
Traffic-related 10 13 +30%
Other Causes 3 5 +67%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through March 1, 2020 vs. January 1 through March 1, 2021

Officer Fatalities by State – 2021

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

Federal Agencies: 3

Military: 0

U.S. Territories: 3

Tribal: 2

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