ABSTRACT

Line of Duty Deaths Due to COVID-19   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "An analysis of line of duty deaths (LODDs) based on data compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) found that COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] killed 76 law enforcement officers in the line of duty from March through July 2020. This represented 50% or more of all LODDs in 15 states, territories, and the District of Columbia. A majority of these officers were 50 years of age or older, in line with general population trends. As of August 8, 2020, ODMP recorded 157 total LODDs in 2020, a 65% increase as compared to the previous year - COVID-19 being the single highest cause of 2020 LODDs. ODMP's numbers are based on public submissions to their page, which are evaluated against their criteria for inclusion using information compiled from user submissions, media accounts, and correspondence with the officer's agency. These statistics include any law enforcement officer who dies as a result of COVID-19 that is a direct result of the officer's law enforcement duties."

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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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