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Latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Released

Forty-eight officers around the nation died in 2012 as a result of felonious incidents in the line of duty, according to the FBI’s latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. All 48 officers would have undoubtedly considered their actions a part of the job. But the duties performed by these brave men and women—and others just like them—are far from routine, and this latest report continues to highlight the risks law enforcement officers face on a daily basis.

Oct 28, 2013 09:00 AM

Latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Released

LEOKA graphicA Florida detective was shot and killed while investigating a residence believed to house a meth lab. An Arizona deputy sheriff lost his life responding to a burglary alarm at a business. A Washington state park ranger was shot and killed after she attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

These three law enforcement officers were among the 48 officers around the nation who died in 2012 as a result of felonious incidents in the line of duty, according to the FBI’s latest Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. All 48 officers would have undoubtedly considered their actions a part of the job. But the duties performed by these brave men and women—and others just like them—are far from routine, and this latest report continues to highlight the risks law enforcement officers face on a daily basis.

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