As we enter the Month of November, we stand at 138 officers killed in the line of duty in 2011. That is essentially the same exact pace as 2010 but this year is vastly different. Our roadway deaths are down 20% while our firearm related deaths are up 13%.
Last month, we lost seven officers. That is the lowest we have seen in almost 2 years in regards to a monthly total.
Our good friend Dale Stockton at Law Officer Magazine wrote an excellent piece on this. We encourage you to read that here.