List of American police officers killed in the line of duty

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Area chart of US law enforcement deaths in the line of duty from 1791 through December 31, 2016. General cause of death shown by color.[1]

This is a list of American police officers killed in the line of duty. Summaries of the overall casualty figures, by year, are also provided.

Overview by year[edit]

According to the FBI, from 1980–2014, an average of 64 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed per year. Those killed in accidents in the line of duty are not included in that number.[2]

2010[edit]

161 law enforcement officers were killed in 2010. The average from 1990-2010 was 164 per year.[3]

2011[edit]

The FBI reported that in 2011, "69 law enforcement officers from around the nation were killed in the line of duty, while another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties."[4] (released November 19, 2012) NBC News reported 165 dead.[5]

2012[edit]

For 2012, the FBI records 49 deaths in the line of duty.[6] The FBI Fund counted 49 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.

2013[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 114 deaths in the line of duty.[7] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 102 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.[8] The official count from the FBI is that 27 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2013 (the lowest in a 35-year period 1980-2014), and an additional 49 died in accidents (total: 76).[2][9]

2014[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 133 deaths in the line of duty.[10] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 126 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed.[11] The preliminary count from the FBI is that 51 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2014, and an additional 44 died in accidents (total: 95).[9]

2015[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 129 deaths in the line of duty.[12] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund count for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed has not yet been released.

2016[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 140 deaths in the line of duty.[13] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund count for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed will not be released until 2017.

Lists of officers killed[edit]

  • This list should not include deaths due to the 9/11 attacks and related illnesses; those deaths are listed here.
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Before 2010[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]