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COVID was again the leading cause of death among U.S. law enforcement in 2021

Added 01-12-22 11:07:02am EST - “Some 458 officers died in the line of duty, making 2021 the deadliest year since 1930. The vast majority of deaths ?" 301 ?" are attributed to COVID-19, followed by firearm and traffic incidents.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “COVID was again the leading cause of death among U.S. law enforcement in 2021 ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Chicago police officer's uniform pictured in October 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. A new preliminary report says 458 U.S. law enforcement officers died in 2021, citing COVID-19 as the leading cause of death for the second consecutive year. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

A Chicago police officer's uniform pictured in October 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. A new preliminary report says 458 U.S. law enforcement officers died in 2021, citing COVID-19 as the leading cause of death for the second consecutive year.

Last year was the deadliest for active-duty law enforcement in nearly a century, with COVID-19 identified as the leading cause of death for the second year in a row.

Some 458 local, state, tribal and federal officers died in the line of duty in 2021, according to a preliminary report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEOMF). That makes an increase of 55% from the previous year's tally of 295, and the highest total number since 1930.

"This year's statistics demonstrate that America's front-line law enforcement officers continue to battle the deadly effects of the Covid-19 pandemic nationwide," the report reads. "Preliminary data shows that some 301 officer fatalities have been identified as caused by Covid this year, and this number appears to increase almost daily."

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