According to the FBI, 73 law enforcement officers were intentionally killed in the line of duty last year. That's almost 16 more than the average for the last five years, 27 more than in 2020 and the most since 2001, reported the KUSA-TV.
Despite the significant increase in the number of officers intentionally killed, COVID was, by far, the leading cause of the 520 line of duty deaths last year nationwide. More than 350 officers died of the virus in 2021.
Tim Jeffrey says he can't explain the recent increase in officers being murdered, and he does not see an end in sight.
"It's a societal problem," Jeffrey said. "There was a slogan that we had, God please let this be the last one, but we know, unfortunately, it's not."
So far in 2022, according to Dan Abrams on News Nation, 75 police officer have been shot and 10 have died.
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