Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Dropped Slightly to 89 in 2019

The number of officers killed (48) as a result of felonious criminal acts in 2019 was 8 less than the 56 officers who were killed in 2018, the FBI reports. There was also a decrease in the number of accidental deaths from 50 to 41. Some 16 of the 61 officer fatalities this year were caused by COVID-19.