FBI: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2011

 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2011

In 2011, 72 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty. Of the officers killed, 50 were employed by city police departments. Line-of-duty deaths occurred in 30 states and Puerto Rico. Of officers killed in 2011, most (63) were killed with firearms. Twenty-one officers were slain with firearms when they were 0-5 feet from the offenders. In addition, most (51) of the officers killed were wearing body armor at the time of their murders.

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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