(GoRealNewsNow.com) – A new report proves what law enforcement officers have been saying for years is true: A staggeringly high number of police officers are shot and killed every year in the United States of America.
As Fox News recounts in a report headlined “Law enforcement officer deaths from firearms remain high in 2022“:
“Law enforcement officers line-of-duty deaths plummeted last year as the coronavirus pandemic abated, but firearm deaths remained historically high, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
“At least 64 officers were shot and killed in the line of duty last year, matching the firearm death toll from 2021.
“But those 64 firearm deaths in each of the last two years represent a 21% increase over the average number of officers killed by felonious assaults involving firearms over the last decade. An average of 53 officers were killed by gunfire each year from 2010 to 2020.” [emphasis added]
According to FBI Director Christopher Wray in a recently published op-ed:
“The top concern I hear from local law enforcement leaders is gang and gun violence — whether it’s gangs terrorizing a community, juveniles graduating from carjackings to even worse violence, or traffickers moving drugs through a neighborhood and inundating it with crime.” [emphasis added]
The rise in gun violence against police officers mirrors the surge in violent crime in recent years across the United States of America. And, there is seemingly no end in sight.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 12, 2023