Police gun deaths swell in 2014; California leads nation

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In 2014, 126 law coercion officers were killed inhabitant in a line of avocation — a 24% burst over 2013. Of those, 14 were in California.

California, a many populous state in a nation, led a country, according to a news from a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. But it was closely followed by Texas with 11.

Gun deaths peaked 56% over a prior year for a sum of 50. And waylay attacks on officers were a tip means of “felonious officer deaths” for a fifth uninterrupted year, according to a organization.

State-by-state map: Police fatalities in 2014

“We emanate this news any year as a sheer sign that some 900,000 sworn law coercion officers go out any and each day putting their lives on a line for a reserve and protection,” Craig W. Floyd, conduct of a organization, pronounced in a news release.

Following Texas was New York with 9 officers killed in a line of avocation this year; Florida, with six; and Georgia, five.

The 2014 inhabitant sum is less, however, than a normal for a final decade — 151.  In 2011, fatalities strike 171. 

But a many lethal year ever, according to a group, was 1930, when 300 law coercion officers died in a line of duty. 

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