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264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.