124 Police Officers Were Killed In The U.S. Last Year
Last Thursday night, a gunman in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded eight others, the worst toll on U.S. law enforcement since 9/11. It's a dangerous job - 124 officers lost their lives last year with 51 dying so far in 2016. Generally, the number of police fatalities has fallen considerably since it peaked at 280 in 1974.
This chart shows police officer fatalities in the United States from 1960 to 2015.
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