The FBI has released the latest statistics on fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2018. According to the report, 106 officers were killed last year. Of the 106 deaths, 55 were felonious acts and 51 were accidents. The number of officers killed as a result of criminal acts increased from the previous year, with nine more killed in 2018 than the 46 in 2017. Out of the 55 officers, 52 were male and three were women.
Out of those deaths, 23 officers died from investigative or enforcement activities and 11 were ambushed, with 37 slain by a handgun. A majority of deaths were reported in the South with 26 officers killed. The average age for felonious LODDs was 37, and for accidental deaths, 36. Accidental deaths also increased from last year by three compared to the 48 officers killed in 2017. Out of the 51 officers, 47 were male and four were female.