Fewer and fewer U.S. law enforcement officers are being killed in the line of duty, thanks to improved safety measures. New data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that in 2017, we had the second lowest number of officers killed in the line of duty in more than 50 years.
According to the research, only 128 police officers died on the job last year, a 10% drop from 2016. And over the last five decades, the only year that had fewer deaths was 2013 when 116 officers died in the line of duty.
The decline in officer deaths could be credited to the use of more bulletproof vests, better training, and improved legislation that requires drivers to change lanes for cop cars with their lights on.
Source: Good News Network