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FBI: 86 US Police Officers Killed in Line of Duty in 2015

Eighty-six American law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2015, a Federal Bureau of Investigation report released Tuesday said. About half of the deaths occurred in accidents. But 41 were felonious acts, the vast majority committed with firearms — down from 51 in 2014. Of the 41 who died in 2015, eight were investigating suspicious persons or circumstances, seven were involved in tactical situations and six were conducting traffic stops. More than 50,000 police...

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