July 6, 2017
Janell Ross reported for the Washington Post on the 2017 uptick in line-of-duty deaths of police officers in aftermath of the death of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia:
The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths. Four of those killings were ambush attacks, the group said.