Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Up From 2013's Historic Low
The FBI released preliminary statistics on Monday indicating 51 law enforcement officers were "feloniously killed in the line of duty" in 2014.By Christina Hartman | May 11, 2015
In 2014, 51 law enforcement officers were killed in criminal incidents in the line of duty. That's up 89 percent from 2013, though we should note that year represented a historic low.
Of those 51 law enforcement deaths, 11 came after disturbance calls, 10 after traffic stops or pursuits and eight from ambushes.