It’s only June, but the death rate of police officers in the US shows that 41 valiant officers have already lost their lives to covid-19.

So far this year, a total of 96 officers have died in five months of 2020 compared to a total of 147 for the 12 months of 2019.

Our condolences go out to their families and friends. May they be forever remembered.

Deaths in Line of Duty 2020

Total as of June 5th 2020: 96
The death rate of police officers so far this year is up 48% on 2019.

9/11 Related Cancer3
Aircraft Accident1
Automobile Crash12
Duty Related Illness1
Gunfire (inadvertent) 1
Heart Attack4
Motorcycle Crash1
Struck by Vehicle1
Vehicle Pursuit2
Vehicle Assualt2

Deaths in the Line of Duty 2019

Total: 147
The death rate of police officers dropped 21% from 2018.

9/11 Related Cancer 24
Accidental 1
Automobile Crash22
Duty Related Illness2
Gunfire (inadvertent) 2
Heart Attack19
Motorcycle Crash1
Struck by Vehicle14
Training Accident1
Vehicle Pursuit1
Vehicle Assault 7
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14:  Auxiliary police officers participate in a memorial service for the 8 year anniversary of the killing of two unarmed auxiliary police officers in the West Village in New York City on March 14, 2015 in New York City. 
The service, which was held at the location of the 2007 crime, was attended by dozens of officers and family members of the victims 19-year-old Eugene Marshalik, a NYU student, and Nicholas Pekearo, 28. On the night of March 14, 2007 a man fired over 100 rounds of ammunition shooting and killing a pizzeria employee in Greenwich Village before fatally shooting the two auxiliary police officers. Police officers shot him on Bleecker Street.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Officer Down Memorial Page

Chris Cosgriff set up ODMP in 1996 to honour police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. It is a non-profit organisation honouring fallen heroes.

ODMP commemorates the sacrifice US officers made in public service. It’s a focal point for family and friends to reflect on the loss of their loved ones and to know that their loss is not forgotten.

These people are not just police officers, they are fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, partners, friends and colleagues.

It is not how these officers died but how they lived. They are extraordinary people that did often-dangerous and thankless jobs protecting the communities they loved and cherished.

Through ODMP, a grateful US nation can honour those who died in the service of their country, whilst upholding the finest traditions of US policing.

SLUG: HX/RACE. DATE: September, 9, 2007 CREDIT: Katherine Frey / TWP.  Ellicott City, MD.  16th annual Howard Police Pace 5K and 1K  Runners in the 16th annual Howard Police Pace begin their 5K journey that will eventually take them around Centennial Lake.  (Photo by Katherine Frey/The The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Photo by Katherine Frey/The The Washington Post via Getty Images

National Police Week

The ODMP began hosting the National Police Week 5K in Washington D.C. during Police Week in 1996.

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