Only five weeks into 2019 seven officers have already been shot and killed in the line of duty across the US.
(WPTA21) — Only five weeks into 2019 seven officers have already been shot and killed in the line of duty across the US.
“Even one death is too many,” Steve Groeninger, a spokesman for the NLEOMF told CNN. “Every number represents a shattered family, a shattered department, and a community that is grieving.”
Of the 15 line of duty deaths so far in 2019, there have been 7 shooting-related deaths and 5 vehicle-related deaths.
- Automobile crash 1
- Gunfire 7
- Heart attack 2
- Motorcycle crash 1
- Struck by vehicle 3
- Vehicular assault 1
The average age of the officers at the time of their death was 35 and they had an average tour of duty of 9 years and 5 months.
There have been three K9 line-of-duty deaths so far in 2019, two of which were related to gunfire.
The Officer Down Memorial Page has information about all of the fallen officers to pay tribute to them.