In the era of Black Lives Matter and the defund the police movements, the year 2021 was the most dangerous year ever to be a police officer, according to a new report.
The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) noted that even before the last month is up, 2021 has become the most dangerous year for cops in the entire history of the organization’s record keeping.
As of Dec. 2, 314 police officers had been shot in the line of duty, with 58 having died from their wounds. There were 42 cops shot in Texas, 25 in Illinois, 21 in California, and 17 officers shot in both Florida and Georgia, the FOP noted.
The FOP added that there were 312 police officers shot and 47 killed in 2020, and 293 cops shot and 50 killed in 2019.
Another disturbing trend is that there were reportedly 95 ambush-style attacks thus far in 2021 – a 126% increase compared to 2020. The ambush attacks resulted in 119 officers being shot and 28 who lost their lives.
“We are on pace this year to see the highest number of officers shot in the line of duty in one year ever recorded,” FOP president Patrick Yoes said, according to https://www.foxnews.com/us/record-police-officers-shot-killed-2021Fox News. “We’ve already had more officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire this year than any other — and there is still one month left.”
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: More officers have been SHOT and KILLED this year than any other year—and there is one month left!
⚠️ 314 Officers Shot
⚠️ 58 Officers Killed by Gunfire
⚠️ Ambush Attacks on Officers Up 126% from 2020 (YTD)
Pray for America’s Law Enforcement! pic.twitter.com/Ufm87YCsd2
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) December 1, 2021
“There is no doubt that the recent erosion of respect for law enforcement has fueled more aggression towards police officers than what has been seen in previous years,” Yoes continued. “As violence continues to be aimed at law enforcement, our officers continue to show up every day to keep the communities they serve safe. These men and women run toward danger to protect the public when everyone else is running away.”
Yoes also blamed left-wing Democrat prosecutors for the dangerous situation that cops face. The FOP blamed “rogue prosecutors refusing to prosecute violent criminals” for the problems cops face.
“Those saying that America’s #CrimeCrisis is not out of control are either not paying attention or trying to cover for the rogue prosecutors pushing radical policies,” the police organization wrote on Twitter. “To the various media folks who’ve been turning a blind eye to the killings in our streets: do your damn job!”
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