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 Cancer||3|
|Duty Related Illness||1|
|Struck by Vehicle||1|
Deaths in the Line of Duty 2019
The death rate of police officers dropped 21% from 2018.
|9/11 Related Cancer||24|
|Duty Related Illness||2|
|Struck by Vehicle||14|
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.
National Police Week
The ODMP began hosting the National Police Week 5K in Washington D.C. during Police Week in 1996.