Police line-of-duty deaths drop 66% with fewer shootings, crashes, new report says

Louisiana has the most police deaths of any state so far this year

Fox News | By Anders Hagstrom
Published July 11, 2023 8:54am EDT

Police deaths in the line of duty have plummeted 66% in the first half of 2023 compared to last year, according to a report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The memorial fund released a report on Tuesday detailing law enforcement deaths between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2023, finding that 52 officers had died. That is down from 153 officers who died over the same period in 2022.

“There is no good news in reporting the death of even a single police officer,” said the memorial fund’s interim CEO, Bill Alexander. “Yet based on this preliminary data, we are cautiously optimistic that conditions may be improving for our law enforcement professionals who willingly put themselves at risk to serve and protect.”