LEO Fatalities Up 13% in 2011........

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    LEO Fatalities Up 13% in 2011........

    Not good news but given the times not unexpected either.

    Police Fatalities Up 13 Percent in 2011 - Officer.com

    Be safe out there ladies and gentleman.

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    All sorts of attacks, murders, suicides are up.

    The economy is bad and only getting worse. People are becoming more and more desperate.

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    Very sad, stay sharp everybody

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    The nonprofit group that tracks police deaths also reported that 68 federal, state and local officers were killed by gunfire in 2011, a 15 percent jump from last year when 59 were killed. It marks the first time in 14 years that firearms fatalities were higher than traffic-related deaths
    This was the part I found most interesting. Usually, traffic accidents are the leading cause and have been for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This was the part I found most interesting. Usually, traffic accidents are the leading cause and have been for some time.
    Improved light bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Rogers View Post
    Improved light bars?
    Maybe... but that is a double edged sword. The newer light bars are bright- to bright IMO. I think that the newest ones are so bright that they cause more danger than they mitigate. But, the bean counters who don't have to actually use the equipment refuse to acknowledge this fact and we are stuck.
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    Before my retirement all our units had been converted to the latest generation of LED's.

    At night after the violator had come to a safe stop I would leave my rear emergency lights activated and my take downs, high beams and spotlight on but would turn my forward facing LED's except for the grill lights off.

    I wear corrective lenses and the LED's on the lightbar reflecting off my glasses was very distracting and made it difficult to see well.

    Crash scenes needed all the lights left activated for safety and night vision really took a hit then.

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    Possibly statistical bias.

    Google trends has them trending downward since 2008, if I'm reading it right:
    Google Trends: police deaths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speculator View Post
    Possibly statistical bias.

    Google trends has them trending downward since 2008, if I'm reading it right:
    Google Trends: police deaths
    Overall, yes, police deaths are down over a long period of time. However, this past year has been particularly rough in the LEO murder category.
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    Well, no matter what you think of Law Enforcement, it's bad all around when Police murders are up. Ripple effect and all that. In fact, I'm of the opinion that a lot of really nice LEOs and good LEOs are actually the ones getting killed. The VaTech cop was really well-liked. And guys who go into the heat of the situation are often the good guys, the courageous ones.

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