Last Thursday, July 11, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) released our 2013 Mid-Year Fatality Report. According to preliminary data, 51 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2013. This is a nine percent increase over the same period in 2012.
Officer.com’s article “NLEOMF: Work Left to be Done in Preventing LODDs” posted last Friday assisted with further expanding on the findings of the Mid-Year fatality report. In addition to an in depth examination of the report’s data, Officer.com posted a podcast featuring the Memorial Fund’s Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd speaking with Officer.com Associate Editor Paul Peluso about the data from the report as well as what is being done to prevent on-duty deaths and enhance the safety of officers.
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The Memorial Fund’s 2013 Mid-Year Fatality Report was also featured by WUSA9, KUAR and WSB Radioamong others. You can find the 2013 Mid-Year Fatality report and read it for yourself here, and you can also view an interactive state map and further information here.