FBI: 118 Law Enforcement Officers Died in Line of Duty Last Year... 57,180 Assaulted...
118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty last year in the United States, the FBI reported on Monday.
That was up 37 percent from the 86 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2015.
In 2016, 66 of the 118 deaths of law enforcement officers were felonious and 52 were accidental. In 2015, 41 of the 86 deaths of law enforcement officers were felonious and 45 were accidental.
Another 57,180 officers were assaulted in the line of duty in 2016, and16,535 (or about 29 percent) sustained injuries from that assault.
"All of these numbers increased from figures reported in 2015, when 45 officers died accidentally and 41 were feloniously killed in the line of duty," the FBI said. A total of 50,212 assaults were reported in 2015.