We have received a preliminary report on all law enforcement fatalities from 2017. According to data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund, as of December 28, 2017, 128 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year. This number has decreased by 10% over the 143 officers killed in 2016.
May they all rest in peace. Our hearts are with their families and loved ones. Each and every one of your sacrifices is felt deeply throughout the law enforcement community. We are always with you.
The full four page report is attached below.