The Democrats’ war on police is having disastrous consequences.
Law Enforcement deaths reached a record high in 2021.
477 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2021.
This is up from 358 in 2020.
Both were far higher than in previous years.
COVID does play a part in this number but it does to explain the whole story.
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As of the beginning of December “Ambush style” attacks jumped 126%. This does not include ambushes where an officer isn’t struck by gunfire.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2021 hit a record high, exacerbating challenges inside police departments already dealing with staffing shortages, COVID-19 and skyrocketing crime rates.
More police officers have died in 2021 than any other year in U.S. history, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The latest occurred Thursday when a Baltimore officer was ambushed and died.
In 2021, estimates range from 358 to 477 officers killed in the line of duty. Both numbers are still significantly higher than previous years. Using preliminary data, compared to 2020, firearms-related fatalities are up 31% and traffic-related fatalities are up 30%.
More than 320 officers died from COVID-19, accounting for 67% of fatalities in 2021, Officer Down Memorial Page reports. Higher reports estimate 836 deaths due to COVID.
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