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More Police Officers Died From Gunfire Than Traffic Incidents In 2018, Report Says

"Firearms-related fatalities were the leading cause of officer deaths, with 52 officers shot and killed in 2018," the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says.

More law enforcement officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in 2018 than last year, driving a 12 percent overall increase in the number of officers who died on the job, according to preliminary data from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

"Firearms-related fatalities were the leading cause of officer deaths, with 52 officers shot and killed in 2018," the NLEOMF says. That's a rise from 2017, when guns were involved

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