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Report: After two years of decline, law enforcement deaths rise sharply

 Report: After two years of decline, law enforcement deaths rise sharply
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POSTED: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:21am

About 40% more law enforcement officers have died on duty in the first five and a half months of 2014 than in the same period a year ago, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said Sunday.

Of the 63 fatalities through June 15, 23 were gun-related, the organization said.

There was a 53% rise in firearm-related deaths and a 37% upward trend overall, according to the nonprofit organization, based in Washington.

So far this year, traffic accidents are blamed for 25 deaths.

The increase comes after two years of declines, including 2013, which saw the lowest number of deaths on duty -- 111 -- since 1959.

The organization said its research team compiles the list of fatalities, which also includes job-related illnesses such as heart attacks, falls and other types of accidents.

CNN's Carma Hassan contributed to this report.

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"Of the 63 fatalities through June 15, 23 were gun-related, the organization said".

Now it says 'gun related". That can be suicides, murders, accidents...

And it also means 40 of them almost 2/3es, were NOT 'gun related'.

So what is happening? More suicides? More accidents (car accidents??) More murders?

They need to be more specific.

Guns don't kill law enforcement officers - vigilantes with high powered assault weapons kill them.
Domestic terrorists wanting to start a revolution and overthrow the gov't have lots of them- ammo too.
Some are known to have small arsenals including rocket launchers, grenades & explosives.
They protect themselves w/personal body armor.
Atty Gen'l Holder w/Obama's OK just reactivated the Domestic Terror Task Force abandoned by W.
Unfortunately,you'll see a lot more of this in the coming years.

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