Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted 2011
Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted 2011 was released today by the FBI. They were a little slow this year.
Once again, I remind everyone that if you haven't read the Summaries of Officers Feloniously Killed, incident by incident, you haven't read the report. If you need a drink(s) to get through it, that's understandable. Reading how good officers get killed is emotionally challenging but it's worth it for your understanding of the circumstances leading to their deaths. The life you save may be your own. A PDF is available for your convenience.
Of officers killed in 2011, most (63) were killed with firearms. Of these, 50 were killed with handguns. (A breakdown of the types of weapons used in these slayings is provided in Table 27.)
5 officers had their weapons stolen.
3 officers were killed with their own weapons. Note: that number has fallen dramatically in the past few years. Security holsters work.
10 officers attempted to use their weapons; 17 officers fired their weapons.
21 officers were slain with firearms when they were 0-5 feet from the offenders. Note: that does not mean 33% of gunfights occur within 5 feet, which is an all too common misinterpretation of the data.
Summaries of Officers Feloniously Killed