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This year has come to an end, as one of the most lethal police in the decades to come.
As of Tuesday, Dec. 31, reports the Officer Down Memorial Page which tracks the deaths of officers in the united states and its territories, indicate that 131 of the police force who died in 2019 — the lowest annual total since 1959, when 122 were killed.
“It is the result of better equipment, training, and alertness – along with the amazing efforts of the heroic trauma teams in the hospitals in the country – that is, the numbers don’t grow up,” Jim Pasco, the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, told Fox News the other day.
Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies fold the AMERICAN flag draped the coffin of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy, Cooper Dyson, on Monday, Dec. 30, during a memorial service in Tacoma, Wash.
OF THE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY BY 2019
The 2019 at the latest tally’s latest addition to it was the death of a Hendersonville police officer, Spencer’s, Bristol, on Monday evening, was struck by a vehicle while chasing a suspect on foot, along the Tennessee, off I-65. It is also expected to increase due to the representative of Texas’ Panola County, was reportedly shot dead on Tuesday morning.
There is a total fall of 2018, when the Officer Down Memorial Page, says, 166 officers have died.
Between 1959 and now, for the last time, there was a very low number of deaths in a particular calendar year, in 2013, when the figure was 133, the data show.
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But Pasco is warning that as of 2019, it is a less deadly year for police officers in the recent past, and it is certainly not evidence of a new era of peace and harmony.”
“The criminal – often in unprovoked attacks on police” are still broken, she said, adding that he believes that the perpetrators have a sense of having “been authorized by the political demagogues and the mass media, and the demonizing of the police force on a day to day basis.”