Police officer deaths resulting from gunfire taken in the line of duty has gone up 15 percent so far this year, compared to the rate at the same time in 2021, providing more evidence that soft on crime district attorneys and cities run by Democrats are experiencing massive upticks in crime.
“Overall line-of-duty deaths, which includes officers who die from COVID-19, 9/11-related illnesses and vehicle crashes, are down so far this year, Officer Down Memorial Page shows,” the report from Just the News said.
“Also, 103 officers have died in the line of duty this year when COVID-19 fatalities are not accounted for. Last year, 182 officers died in the line of duty, not including those who succumbed to COVID,” the report continued.
“Gunfire deaths are up, with 45 line-of-duty deaths in 2022 so far. Gunfire deaths have been increasing over the past several years. For example, in 2021, 64 officers died from gunfire in the line of duty, up 25% from 2020 when 51 officers died from gunfire,” Just the News added in their report.
This increase in deaths related to firearms comes about as many officers in departments across the United States are calling it quits.
“We see law enforcement officers leave our profession at a rate we’ve never seen before. Our profession is dependent on the best and the brightest stepping up and taking this job,” Fraternal Order of Police President Patrick Yoes went on to say in a video that was put out by the organization on Tuesday.
Yoes stressed that many departments are facing a “crisis right now in manpower,” due in large part to the anti-cop rhetoric and feelings perpetuated by the 2020 death of George Floyd.
The officers that are left are struggling to keep up with the rising crime rate.
“For example, in New York City, the overall crime index for July 2022 increased by 30.5% compared to the previous July, New York Police Department data show,” Just the News reported.
In the city of Chicago, the crime rate has gone up a whopping 37 percent since this time a year ago, according to data released over the weekend by the police department.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather
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