FBI releases 2007 statistics on officer deaths, assaults
The casket of Philadelphia police Officer Sgt. Patrick McDonald, 30, is taken from Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul after funeral services in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. McDonald was fatally shot as he chased a man on foot after a traffic stop last week. An officer responding to McDonald's distress call killed the gunman in a shootout a short time later. (AP Photo)
What do the mid-year stats mean for American cops?
FBI releases preliminary statistics for officers killed in 2007
Officer fatalities down 41 percent in first half of 2008
A deadly three months for U.S. law enforcement