A candlelight vigil for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2018. (FBI photo)

INFOGRAPHIC: FBI Update on How Many Law Enforcement Officers Have Been Killed in 2019

Through the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, the FBI is committed to providing data and training that helps keep law enforcement officers safe as they protect the nation’s communities. The goal of the program is to provide relevant, high quality, potentially lifesaving information to law enforcement agencies focusing on why an incident occurred as opposed to what occurred during the incident, with the hope of preventing future incidents. The data collected is analyzed by the LEOKA team and the results are incorporated into the officer safety awareness training the FBI provides for partner agencies.

As of April 15, 2019:

  • Thirteen law enforcement officers have been reported feloniously killed in 2019. During the previous year for the same time period, 21 officers were feloniously killed. At the time the 13 law enforcement officers were fatally wounded in 2019:
    • One was a victim of an ambush (entrapment/premeditation)
    • One was a victim of an unprovoked attack
  • Sixteen law enforcement officers have been reported accidentally killed in 2019. During the previous year for the same time period, 13 officers were accidentally killed.
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