Number of Police Officers Killed Jumps to 51 in 2014 from 27 in 2013

Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2015

The number of police officers “feloniously killed” in the line of duty jumped 89 percent last year compared with 2013, when a smaller-than-usual number died, the FBI announced.

The agency, which released its preliminary statistics on officer deaths on Monday, found that 51 law enforcement officers were killed during the commission of a felony and in the line of duty. That is significantly more than the 27 officers who were feloniously killed in 2013, but still less than the annual average of 64 who died between 1980 and 2014, the agency said.

The latest statistics come during a year when police training and actions have drawn national attention and after several deaths of officers, highlighting the dangerous nature of police work.

In recent days, residents of New York mourned the death of Officer Brian Moore, slain in Queens. It was the third such officer’s death in the past six months in the city. Over the weekend, two officers were killed in Hattiesburg, Miss., after a routine traffic stop.

Despite the inherent dangers of being a police officer, the occupation seems to be getting safer over the years, according to statistics compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a police-friendly group. The number of annual deaths of all types were in the 200s during the 1970s and 1980s, but fell in this century to below 200 a year.

According to the FBI’s preliminary statistics, 46 of the 51 deaths in 2014 involved guns: 32 were handguns; 11 involved rifles; and three were shotguns. Four officers were killed when vehicles were used as weapons, and one officer died after being beaten.

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Police answering calls of disturbances faced the highest risk with 11 officers dying. Only one of the disturbance calls involved a domestic dispute. Ten officers were conducting traffic pursuits or stops.

Eight officers were killed in ambushes, six cases were premeditated and two were during unprovoked attacks, according to the statistics. Six officers were investigating suspicious persons or circumstances.

In addition to those officers killed in felonious attacks, 44 more officers died accidentally in the line of duty in 2014. This total represents five officers fewer than the 49 officers who were accidentally killed in 2013.

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  • dd121

    What did they think would happen? If I were a cop on the job for less than 10 years I’d seriously consider my career options.

    • Jason Lewis

      I have no idea why a young white man would become a officer in a “diverse” city. He is taking a big risk of being thrown under the bus to quell the natives.

      • Illidan Stormragge

        They are actually called in from other parts of the state depending on the situation. Sometimes you don’t get a choice where to police and you’re sure as hell not going to say “yea, but I don’t want to police areas where there are darkies,” etc.

        • dd121

          Why not?

          • Illidan Stormragge

            No one wants to get fired and lose their fat pension.

  • I predict it’ll be even higher next year when we get 2015’s full numbers, because #BlackLivesMatter, or something like that.

  • superlloyd

    Obama and his troop of trained monkeys are in great part responsible for this.

    • Light from the East

      If no one wants to be the police and laws are no longer being executed, we’d better make our own laws and operate our own self-defense organization.

  • MekongDelta69

    Exactly what our black muslim Marxist Dictator and his totalitarian regime want.

  • Rob

    We are just destroying ourselves by giving in charity to these non whites and we are keeping them going strong instead of nature taking over and destroying them.
    Just look at this picture. The peace corp people that go to Africa to help them end up acting like the natives. We see the same here with white kids adopting negro music. So keep them apart.

    • Jason Lewis

      Weird but these white people really seem more racist to me than anyone else. They truly believe these people are in need of their benevolence. They have some god complex.

      • Rob

        That I agree and unfortunately that is what will come to kill us and be our ultimate destruction or very own God complex.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        That is what psychopaths think. They want a world where everyone is less intelligent than they are, so they can feel like a god. They actually have contempt for those people. They just need them to feel superior. Does that make sense?

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    • Illidan Stormragge

      You forgot adopting them.

      • Rob

        Yes through birth tourism and also through investment in property especially in California.

    • spahnranch69 .

      But the Peace Corps is comprised mostly of CIA spooks, not “Social Justice Warriors”.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        CIA = Communists In America = Social Justice Warriors

        .

    • carriewhite64

      WHAT the…..?????

      • Rob

        Read my comment and you will see what I mean. The picture also says it all.

        • carriewhite64

          Yes, I got it, but I just couldn’t get it, you know? I kinda lost my words after looking at that picture. You really should have had a trigger warning.

  • james AZ

    BLACK LIVE MATTER kills POLICE SERVE MATTER!!!!!!

  • Don Eladio

    Black lives matter?

    • Rob

      NOPE!

    • LHathaway

      lol, Black male lives in danger. White women found to be the only one’s upset.

  • Cid Campeador

    It used to be that if you killed a cop and had to be pursued, you had little chance of being able to surrender. If you were arrested and convicted the Electric Chair and/ or the Gas Chamber were a given depending on the state.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      In a lot of areas, if you killed a cop, you had little chance of making to the police station or to your first court date alive.

  • spahnranch69 .

    Being a cab driver or a convenience store clerk are more dangerous than being a cop. And unlike cops neither the cab driver nor the store clerk have a powerful union to take care of them or their families if they’re attacked / assaulted on the job.

    • George Costanza

      “Being a cab driver or a convenience store clerk are more dangerous than being a cop”

      Cops go where the danger is, so there is a much higher probability for them of being injured or killed on the job. Never mind the cops who are KIA, look at the numbers of non fatal injuries.

      “According to statistics collected by the FBI, 76 law enforcement
      officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2013. Of these, 27 law
      enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 49
      officers died in accidents. In addition, 49,851 officers were victims of
      line-of-duty assaults. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents
      and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks and selected assaults
      resulting in injury are included in the 2013 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, released today.”

      “The 27 felonious deaths occurred in 16 states. The number of officers
      killed as a result of criminal acts in 2013 decreased by 22 when
      compared with the 49 officers who were feloniously killed in 2012. The
      five- and 10-year comparisons show a decrease of 21 felonious deaths
      compared with the 2009 figure (48 officers) and a decrease of 30 deaths
      compared with 2004 data (57 officers).”

      “In 2013, of the 49,851 officers assaulted while performing their
      duties, 29.2 percent were injured. The largest percentage of victim
      officers (31.2 percent) were assaulted while responding to disturbance
      calls. Assailants used personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) in
      79.8 percent of the incidents, firearms in 4.5 percent of incidents, and
      knives or other cutting instruments in 1.8 percent of the incidents.
      Other types of dangerous weapons were used in 13.9 percent of assaults.”

      Even if you compare taxi cab worker deaths with Police officer deaths, they are still lower..

      Cab worker deaths 2004-38, 2007-35,
      Police officer deaths 2004-57, 2009-48, 2012-49, 2013-76

      • George Costanza

        These numbers are from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
        Police Deaths
        2007 191
        2008 142
        2009 124
        2010 161
        2011 169
        2012 120
        2013 100

  • spahnranch69 .

    Since cops are servants of ZOG I tend to regard them as the enemy. Or at least as the enemy’s muscle.

  • Eagle1212

    When you have a leftist government, police senselessly end up getting killed by these lowlifes for no reason, the best thing to do is avoid these crime infested areas and not be a cop, if you do then I wish you good luck.