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Officer Fatalities Rise, Still Near 60-Year Low

Officer Fatalities Rise, Still Near 60-Year Low

Law enforcement saw a 9 percent increase in the number of officers killed on duty during the first half of 2013. Despite the increase, it marked the second lowest number since 1963. There were 51 officers killed from January through June.

July 11, 2013

Pa. State Police Commander Killed In Crash

Pa. State Police Commander Killed In Crash

A veteran Pennsylvania State Police commander died in a crash, after he lost control of his cruiser an struck an oncoming SUV. Sgt. John LaRose, a 22-year trooper, was on his way home from the state police barracks in Cameron County.

July 5, 2013

Ark. Sheriff Dies In Flooding

Ark. Sheriff Dies In Flooding

Scott County (Ark.) Sheriff Cody Carpenter died Friday in Western Arkansas flooding and a wildlife officer who had accompanied him was still listed as missing.

May 31, 2013

Ga. Chief Collapses at Domestic Call

Ga. Chief Collapses at Domestic Call

A south Georgia police chief suffered a fatal heart attack, after responding to a domestic call on Tuesday. Barwick Police Chief Anthony Barfield Sr., 47, had difficulty breathing while on duty.

April 10, 2013

Miss. Chief Killed Directing Traffic

A small-town Mississippi police chief and part-time deputy was killed Tuesday morning while directing traffic at the main intersection in town.

March 20, 2013

NYPD Sgt. Suffers Heart Attack During Drug Bust
Police Deaths Reach Historic Low In 2012

Police Deaths Reach Historic Low In 2012

The number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty fell sharply in 2012, marking a year that ranks among the lowest for officer fatalities since 1960.

December 27, 2012

FBI: 72 Officers Feloniously Killed In 2011

FBI: 2 of 3 Slain Officers Wore Body Armor

In 2011, 72 officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty. That number was 16 more than the 56 officers slain in 2010. Also, 50 officers were killed in accidents, a decrease of 22 officers compared with the 72 officers accidentally killed in 2010.

May 14, 2012

N.H. Police Chief Killed, 4 Wounded In Drug Raid

Tenn. Sgt. Killed Saving Firefighters

Kenny Fox, a sergeant for the Decatur County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office and the fire chief of District 3 in Decaturville, died Saturday morning after saving the lives of two other volunteer firefighters by pushing them out of the way before a roof collapsed in a fire.

April 9, 2012

Mo. Chief Succumbs to Crash Injuries

The Leadwood (Mo.) Police Chief has died of injuries he suffered in a crash while on duty last week. Chief Jerry Hicks' vehicle lost control after hitting ice.

December 5, 2011

FBI Releases 2010 LEOKA Report

FBI Releases 2010 LEOKA Report

While on duty in 2010, 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed, 72 died in accidents, and more than 53,000 were assaulted, according to data in the "Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted" report.

October 25, 2011

Slain Pa. Cop Had Pointed Stun Gun at Attacking Dogs

Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call at a home, where he was attacked by two dogs. The officer fired a stun gun at the dogs, prompting the suspect to fire his shotgun at the officer.

August 12, 2011

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