Number of police officers killed in 2009

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How many police officers were killed in 2009?


According to a report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 48 police officers were killed in 2009.  Here is the cause of their deaths: fifteen were ambushed; eight were involved in arrest situations; eight were performing traffic pursuits or stops; six were answering disturbance calls; five were involved in tactical situations (like high-risk entries); four were investigating suspicious persons or activities and two were handling, transporting, or maintaining custody of prisoners.  Moreover, according to a report issued by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of officers killed in the line of duty unfortunately jumped twenty percent (20%) during the first half of 2009.

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