Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The thin Blue Line suffered more losses in 2010 than 2009.
The FBI releases its statistics for police officers feloniously killed in the line of duty last year. "According to preliminary statistics released today by the FBI, 56 of our nation’s law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty during 2010," according to the press release. "By region, 22 victims were killed in the South, 18 in the West, 10 in the Midwest, three in the Northeast, and three in Puerto Rico. The total number of officers feloniously killed in 2010 was eight more than the 48 officers slain in 2009."