Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the leading authority on law enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that our officers on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, and we are committed to performing the research required to determine how COVID-19 is impacting line-of-duty deaths. These men and women are our true heroes. We hope everyone will join with us as we continue to keep the law enforcement community in our prayers.

 

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Preliminary 2020 Fallen Officer Fatalities

Jan 1 through May 26, 2020 vs. Jan 1 through May 26, 2019
2020 2019 % Change
Total Fatalities 45 59 -24%
Firearms-related 18 24 -25%
Traffic-related 22 18 +22%
Other Causes 5 17 -71%
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through May 26, 2020 vs. January 1 through May 26, 2019

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: 0

U.S. Territories: 0

Tribal: 1

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