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Line-of-Duty Deaths Increased in 2021, FBI Reports

Officers killed while on duty increased drastically, by nearly 40%, in 2021. According to FBI statistics, 129 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2021. Of these, 73 officers died as a result of felonious acts and 56 officers died in accidents.

Orlando Deputy Chief Promoted to Chief

Orlando Deputy Chief Eric Smith has been named the city's next police chief. (Photo: Orlando PD)

Smith has served as OPD’s high risk incident commander since 2016, leading SWAT, crisis negotiations and emergency response services for the crisis intervention team. He currently serves as commander of the Patrol Services Bureau.

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