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Number Of Police Officers Killed By Firearms Rose In 2016, Study Finds
Source: NPR
Date: December 30, 2016

The number of law enforcement officers shot and killed in the line of duty increased sharply in 2016 relative to 2015, according to a preliminary report from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Report: Ambush-Style Killing of Law Enforcement Officers on the Rise in 2016
Source: NBC Washington
Date: December 29, 2016

The National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund says there were 135 law enforcement officer deaths in 2016.

2016 saw increase in number of police killed in line of duty
Source: CBS News
Date: December 29, 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Shootings Drive up Number of Police Killed in Line of Duty
Source: ABC News
Date: December 29, 2016

Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.

Ambushes and fatal shootings fuel increase in police death toll this year
Source: Washington Post
Date: December 29, 2016

The first shots were fired just before 9 p.m. A protest against deadly shootings by police was winding down in Dallas, with demonstrators making their way back to their cars, when officers heard the initial burst of gunfire. By the time it was over, five police officers had been killed, several others were injured and a lone gunman was dead after a standoff with officers.

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