73 law enforcement officers killed in first half of 2018; gun-related deaths up 24 percent

Source: AJC by Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Date: July 11, 2018

A total of 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2018 — a 12 percent increase over last year, according to a preliminary report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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