Jacksonville Honors Police Officers that have given their lives in the line of duty.
Duval County honors Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community.
Did You Know?
More than 14,000 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty.
(Over 6,000 officers killed since 1960).
Every year between 150 and 165 law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty.
(Over 300 children of police officers will need assistance in dealing with the grief of losing a parent.)
Every 57 hours somewhere in America a law enforcement dies in service to the community.
Two police officers are shot every day in the United States.
Most officers are killed during arrest situations, disturbances and car crashes.
Most officers are killed between 4:01 P.M. and Midnight
25% of officers killed are killed with their own weapon.
Most officers are killed within 60 seconds of contact with suspect.
40% of the time the officer is alone or has no backup available.
More than 189 police officers are assaulted every day in the U.S. (68,985 assaulted yearly) and rising (that is one out of every nine).
The FBI reports that on yearly average: 380 officers are the targets of unprovoked attacks by ambush, resulting in 21 law enforcement deaths.
I am very confident in saying , that if a judge was killed every 57 hours, or 69,000 judges were assaulted annually, laws would be enacted overnight to severely penalize the offenders. It is a sad fact that in the majority of states, assaulting a police officer is only a misdemeanor offense.
"Police work is the only profession that gives you the test first, then the lesson" .
Source-The Constable Public Safety Memorial Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6415
Bend, Oregon 97708-6415