According to preliminary data compiled and released today by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in its 2015 Law Enforcement Fatalities Reporting, law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose slightly during 2015, with 124 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed in the line of duty, . The 124 officer fatalities in 2015 represented a 4% increase from the 119 officers who died in the line of duty in 2014. Of the 124 officers who died this year, 52 died in traffic-related incidents, 42 were killed by gunfire and 30 died as a result of other causes.
I ask that you please keep these men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice and their families in your thoughts and prayers. And we ask that you continue to pray for our peacekeepers daily.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner