Bill Alexander
Executive Director, Memorial
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

August | 2022

Patterns and Trends

While National Police Week 2022 is barely in our rear view mirror, work continues apace to document and evaluate the line-of-duty deaths that have occurred so far this year. We recently released our Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report, which identified 129 fallen officers who died in the first six months this year.

We have also begun examining our data collection practices, thinking about what data we collect and how we might better utilize this valuable database. The goal is to identify patterns and trends, which may assist in our Officer Safety and Wellness mission to prevent line-of-duty deaths.

Finally, I want to use this platform as a timely reminder that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has unique criteria and data collection processes, completely separate from Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) and other fallen officer resources. Agencies that have suffered a line-of-duty death should proactively reach out to us and follow the instructions on our web site so we may begin the process of considering the fallen officer(s) for inclusion on our sacred walls.

Kind regards,

Bill Alexander
Executive Director, Memorial
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund