New Report on 2019 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 31

Preliminary data shows a 13 percent decrease in firearms-related fatalities. Expert available for live or taped interviews.

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will issue a new Mid-Year Fatality Report on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, that will detail preliminary data related to law enforcement officer fatalities thus far in 2019.

Sixty officers have been killed in the line of duty nationwide as of June 30, 2019, a 35 percent decrease from the 92 officers killed during the same period last year. Of these, 27 officers were killed in firearms-related incidents, 21 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents, and 12 officers died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.

These are among the many findings in the Mid-Year Fatality Report on law enforcement officer deaths for 2019 that will be released on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

WHAT: Law Enforcement Officer Fatality Report providing preliminary officer fatality mid-year data for 2019 (through June 30, 2019). The report will be available online at LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 3:30 am
WHO: Lori Sharpe Day, Memorial Fund Interim CEO, is available for live or taped interviews to discuss the report and provide insight.

To schedule an interview, contact Robyn Small, Senior Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations at (202) 737-8524, or via email at rsmall@nleomf.org.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has opened the new National Law Enforcement Museum, which tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit LawMemorial.org.

Robyn Small
rsmall@nleomf.org
(202) 737-8524