FBI: Officer deaths up last two years

72 officers were killed criminally in 2011, highest number since 1995, say statistics


By Mark Govaki
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — New FBI statistics show that 72 law enforcement officers were killed criminally in the line of duty in 2011, making it the highest number of police deaths nationally since 1995.

The numbers rose from 41 in 2008 to 48 in 2009 to 56 in 2010

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