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Total Fatalities: 113—↑ 2%
Firearms-related: 46— ↑ 15%
Traffic-related: 36— ↓ 5%
Other Causes: 31—↓ 6%
On average, at least 1 officer has been shot to death every week this year
Source: CNN by CNN Staff
Date: April 13, 2018
In the first 15 weeks of this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the US have been shot and killed in the line of duty, including a police officer in Massachusetts on Thursday. That averages out to more than 1 death a week.
Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops
Source: ABC NEWS by Emily Shapiro
Date: March 31, 2018
When Palm Springs police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega, a married father of eight, was gunned down with his partner while they responded to a domestic disturbance call, the 35-year veteran was two months away from his retirement. Vega and Zerebny were two of 159 on-duty officers killed in the country in 2016, according to statistics kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
There have been 16 officers shot to death in the first 9 weeks of this year
Source: CNN by Joe Sterling and Alanne Orjoux
Date: March 7, 2018
So far this year, 16 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot. Six of them died in just one week, said Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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Fla. Cops Get 'Delicious' Reward After Finding Stolen Doughnut Van
The store manager donated the cargo of Krispy Kreme to the Clearwater police officers
- NBC4 - Washington Oct 17, 2018
It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The Clearwater Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the tasty treats.
Clearwater police said the van was reported stolen Tuesday morning in Lake City, which is 193 miles north of Clearwater. It was spotted, loaded with doughnuts, at Crest Lake Park Tuesday afternoon.
The Facebook posting says the store manager donated the cargo of "delicious" doughnuts to the officers. They saved some doughnuts to eat and handed out the rest to the area's homeless.
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