Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice and Those Who Continue to Serve

There is some positive news is the data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that reveals the rate of violent and property crime in our country is at "historic lows."  Without question, much of the success in combating and reducing crime in our communities is the result of the commitment and dedication of the more than 900,000 law enforcement professionals.


Sadly, these successes have not come without tremendous sacrifices.  Each year there are approximately 60,000 assaults on our law enforcement personnel resulting in over 16,000 injuries.  Each and every year for the past decade an average of 146 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty. Throughout our history over 20,000 brave law enforcement officers have been killed.


MASTERS believes we not only have a responsibility, but the moral obligation, to honor and support these brave men and women for their service. Their efforts and sacrifices continue to make a difference for each of us and our families.

Preliminary 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through July 3, 2017 vs. January 1 through July 3, 2016

 

2017

2016

% Change

Total Fatalities

65

51

+27%

Firearms-related

23

21

+10%

Traffic-related

26

22

+18%

Other Causes

16

8

+100%

Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through July 3, 2017 vs. January 1 through July 3, 2016

 
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