May 11, 2021
According to statistics reported to the FBI, 93 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty last year—46 from felonious acts and 47 in accidents. Last week, the Bureau released complete data about the incidents, including narratives of the fatal attacks. The information is available on the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) portion of the Crime Data Explorer website.
This fall, the FBI will release information about officers who were assaulted in the line of duty in 2020.
See the 1996 to 2019 editions of the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted publication on the FBI website.