Roughly 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year for police officers in at least five years.And while there were fewer deaths in 2017, the numbers weren’t much better: A total of 129 officers died last year. And 46 of those deaths were caused by gunfire.
Since the start of 2018, at least 13 officers across the U.S. have died while on duty – with 11 of those deaths caused by gunfire.
Officer Chase Maddox: He was just 26 years old when he was shot and killed on February 9. He leaves behind a young child – and his pregnant wife.
Officer David Sherrard was fatally shot February 7th, while responding to a disturbance call in Richardson, Texas.
Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick: Shot and killed on February 5th, while investigating a car theft.
Officer Glenn Doss Jr: Shot in the head and chest, while responding to a domestic violence call on Jan. 24.
Deputy Heath Gumm: Also shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call on Jan. 24.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill: A husband, father of two children and a U.S Army veteran, served with the United States Marshals Service for 11 years, shot and killed January 18th.
Detective Michael Doty: Fatally shot on Jan. 16 while searching for a man who allegedly attacked his wife.
Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney: Navy veteran, husband and a father to three sons, was fatally wounded while responding to a burglary on Jan. 7
Lieutenant Christopher Robateau: He was struck by a vehicle while responding to an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was married with three children.
Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer. He was shot several times and killed while off duty. He died assisting his fellow officers.
We must continue to show love and support for all police officers that risk their lives daily in order to keep us safe.Our men and women In Blue are being slaughtered. This is an epidemic of moral decay, and it’s up to us to stop it.