More Cops Died in Florida This Year Than in Any Other State

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Florida led the nation in police officers killed in the line of duty in 2011, according to a report released today by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Fourteen of the 173 cops killed this year were in Florida, and four other states had at least 10 police fatalities.

According to the report, 68 cops were shot and killed this year nationwide -- the first time in 14 years that more officers died from firearms-related incidents than traffic-related incidents.

Among the South Florida cops who died in the line of duty this year were Davie Police Officer Rogerio Morales, who died of heat exhaustion, Miami-Dade Police Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth, who died from gunshots, and Delray Beach Police Sgt. Adam Rosenthal, who died in a car crash.

Other causes of death nationwide included being hit by a train, falling, drowning, an aircraft accident, beating, "bomb-related incident," being struck by a falling object, electrocution, and strangulation, according to the report.

The 173 cops killed nationwide was a pretty big jump from the 153 reported last year, and even more than the 141 killed in 2009 -- one of the lowest reported totals in recent history.

Click here for the report.


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Alliance1911
Alliance1911

It is sad and not to move away from that, but isn't this sort of expected? 173 cops killed in a country with over 300 million people.

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TDKS FBT
TDKS FBT

Sad news man - a crime in itself.

hdmi
hdmi

 Blame the people you elect for this. That means BLAME YOURSELVES.

Todd B
Todd B

and how many people were killed by cops?

Vengtoo
Vengtoo

No way man is that dude totally rocking or what? WOw.

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VET03
VET03

And no it's not to be expected - I never signed up as a police officer expecting to get killed - there was a risk that was expected, not a death.

VET03
VET03

And if there were 300 Million police that would be insignificant - but there isn't. One death of any innocent person, or a person defending the liberties of those who are civilized; is one death too many. Try your rationale on someone who has a low IQ just as yourself - you must hang around with those of IQ's under 25, and they think you're a genius - HA!

VET03
VET03

Obviously not enough! Idiot!

Concerned
Concerned

 So, Todd B is an idiot for asking a related question?  A human is a human, regardless if they are a cop, a suspect, or an innocent bystander.  So, if your own father gets shot by the cops because they thought he had a gun, but it was his car keys, he was somehow less valuable than a cop that was shot in the line of duty?  Cops are not above the law.  Many of them have mental issues, anger issues, control issues, and would never be successful in any other jobs.  We would be better off if we had less of them and more people standing up in this country to make a difference in their own communities and giving a damn about their neighbors around them.  And that goes for cops too.  Stop killing us and being such cold robots and remember who pays your salary and what it really means to be a cop.  You are to be roll models and honorable citizens in your community.  How many of those type of cops exist anymore today in our communities?  

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