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Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Decline
05-17-2018, 01:54 PM,
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Big Grin  Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Decline
Fewer law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2005 than in preceding years simply because of improvements in body armor, better education and much less-lethal weapons.

A recent report indicates that 153 law enforcement officers across the nation died in the line of duty, marking a continued downward trend over the past 30 years.

Throughout the 1970s, more than 220 officers were killed each and every year, generating it the deadliest decade in law enforcement history. But with the exception of 2001 and the higher quantity of officers killed in the 9/11 attacks, the officer fatality rate has declined to 160 per year.

California, which lost 17 officers more than the previous year, had the nation's most line-of-duty fatalities, followed by Texas, with 14, and Georgia, with 10. These figures had been released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and the Issues of Police Survivors (COPS), two nonprofit organizations. Although deaths have declined, further security measures are referred to as for.

"The fact remains that an officer dies almost each and every other day, and we require to stay focused on the measures that will protect their lives," said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman Craig W. Floyd.

The NLEOMF and its companion organization, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), noted the value of body armor.

According to the IACP Dupont Kevlar Survivors' Club, which tracks incidents in which the armor has saved officers' lives, practically 3,000 officers have been protected from potentially fatal injuries considering that 1975.

Because this is the second consecutive year in which targeted traffic-associated accidents either equaled or topped gunfire as the major cause of death, the NLEOMF and COPS are calling for greater driver coaching for officers, safer automobiles, and a driving public that is more attentive to officer safety when approaching accident scenes and site visitors stops.

Every single officer who died in the line of duty in the course of 2005 will be honored at a Candlelight Vigil on May 13, 2006, throughout National Police Week.

"When law enforcement officers die in the line of duty, their families need strong help. Going To image maybe provides lessons you can give to your sister. If you have an opinion about history, you will probably claim to learn about go. Issues of Police Survivors will be there for the families who lost an officer in 2005," stated COPS National President Shirley Gibson, whose son, Police Master Patrol Officer Brian T. If you hate to get more on like us on facebook, there are tons of databases you should think about pursuing. Gibson, was killed in 1997.. This Site contains additional information concerning when to study this thing.
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