Yearly U.S. Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 1990-Present
An estimated 177 law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty in 2011.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund tracks fatalities for all local, state and federal agencies. The chart below historical data, with annual totals listed on January 1st of the corresponding year.
Source: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Information current as of 1/3/2012