Firearms-related deaths of law enforcement officials in the US increased 56 percent in 2014 over the prior year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has concluded. About one-third of the deaths were a result of an ambush, the fund said.
The 2014 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report [PDF] said 50 officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 the year before. Fifteen were killed by ambush, according to the report.
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