Report Says COVID-19 Was Responsible for 301 Of 458 US Police Officer Lines of Duty Deaths In 2021

The new report has been published by the National Law Enforcement Memorial FundCoronavirus was the leading cause of death for police officers in last year’s incident. 

According to the report, last year was also the most fatal for cops since 1930.

“As of December 31, 2021, 458 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers died in the line-of-duty in 2021. This is an increase of 55% from the 295 officers killed during the same period last year, and is the highest total line-of duty officer deaths since 1930 when there were 312 fatalities,”The report stated.

The report stated that COVID-19 was responsible for 301 of the 458 deaths.

“This number appears to increase almost daily. Covid-19 related fatalities continue to be the single highest cause of law enforcement deaths occurring in 2021,”The report stated.

According to the report, criminal assaults were responsible for 84 deaths and traffic incidents for 58.

The number and deaths of officers in “ambush-style attacks”The number of 2021 graduates also jumped to 19, which is an increase of six in 2020. NBC News reported.

Troy Anderson, an ex-state trooper for Connecticut, told the truth despite Covid CBS NewsMore attention should be paid to the issue of officer death in the line of service.

“The numbers, quite frankly, are staggering,”He said.

NBC News reported that the number of deaths in 2021 was a dramatic increase in just 50 years of data. According to NBC News, the 1970s were a time of great drama in America, particularly in New York City, Atlanta and Los Angeles. There were more than 200 deaths per year in that decade.

Muscogee County Sheriff Gregory Countryman told CBS News that the virus continues to spread through his department in Georgia and they currently have 18 active cases.

CBS News reported that 40% of county residents were vaccinated.

“Not only are we fighting with the criminals, we’re also fighting with this virus that’s out there,”He told the news outlet.

 

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