Cops Killed by Gunfire Up 88% in 2016

The number of police officers killed by gunfire so far in 2016 has spiked to 88 percent higher than at this point last year. 

So far, 32 officers have been shot and killed out of a total of 69 on-duty deaths this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

The numbers lend credence to the notion that officers throughout the country are operating in a much more hostile environment as anti-police hostility has reached a fever-pitch unseen in decades.


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