December 29th, 2011

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Posted in The Job - General by 200

News yesterday that police fatalities across the pond rose by 13% in 2011.

This year, so far, 173 officers have died in the line of duty in the USA compared to 153 last year. Sixty-eight of those officers were killed by gunfire, this figure is up 15% on the year before.

Here in the UK we lost nine, only one, PC Ronan Kerr of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, was murdered, two were killed in road traffic accidents on duty, the others died of sudden illness or in accidents travelling to and from work.

Whatever the causes, it’s a sobering set of figures.

 

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5 comments

  1. Moppy says:

    So are the deaths of 50 construction workers over the same period. The thought of having a loved one in any job waving goodbye, off to just another day never to return, is a horror not confined to emergency services.

    Be Safe, and a Happy New Year!

    December 30th, 2011 at 17:34

  2. 200 says:

    The death of anyone at work is a sad loss, but this is a police blog and to be brutal, I’m not gonna mention or list everyone who ever died at work.

    December 30th, 2011 at 18:08

  3. Betty Swollox says:

    200

    Im not sure where you are getting your figures from, but in my force last year we lost quite a few. all on duty!

    December 30th, 2011 at 22:32

  4. 200 says:

    BS,

    “quite a few”????

    how many exactly, I’d have thought that everyone in your force ought to know the exact figure.

    I get my details from the Police Memorial website, you can see the names of everyone listed this year on my post a week ago

    December 31st, 2011 at 03:14

  5. Betty Swollox says:

    200

    I’m not saying the exact figure as it may ID my force (me) but I know for a fact that there are at least two officers who do feature at all on the Police Memorial Site. Anyway its New Years Eve and not long till I finish work..

    December 31st, 2011 at 12:53

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