Lack of support from elected officials, and anti-police rhetoric are fueling aggression towards Police Officers.
The National Fraternal Order of Police reports that as of midnight on 31 December, there were 346 officers shot in the line of duty in 2021. Of those officers shot, 63 of them were killed by gunfire.
There were 103 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers this year (+115% from 2020 YTD). These ambush-style attacks have resulted in 130 officers shot, 30 of whom were killed by gunfire.
The number of ambush-style attacks listed does not include the numerous incidents where an officer was shot at but not struck by gunfire during an ambush-style attack.
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FOP REPORT ON OFFICERS SHOT & KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY