Posted on July 12, 2021

Ambush Attacks on Police Officers up 91 Percent

James Anthony, The Post Millennial, July 3, 2021

On Thursday, the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) released some alarming statistics regarding attacks on law enforcement members nationwide:

As of June, 51 law enforcement officers have been shot in 40 ambush-style attacks this year. Including non-ambushed attacks, 150 officers have been shot thus far in 2021 and 28 police officers have been killed by gunfire.

In all of 2020, 48 ambush-style attacks occurred that left 60 wounded and 12 dead, according to the organization’s 2020 summary—a 91 percent increase in ambush-style attacks from the year before, according to the NFOP. The new numbers represent a disturbing uptick of assaults against police in the past few months.

The figures are coupled with staffing problems at local police departments as few forces are able to replace officers who retire or otherwise leave police forces across the nation amid the Defund the Police movement.