Slaying of NYPD Officer Marks Increase in Line-of-Duty Deaths of Police

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Media Outlet: Washington Post

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.


Janell Ross was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. She is a political reporter for the Washington Post.