How many police officers were shot in 2015?


Quick Answer

As of July 2015, a total of 18 officers were killed in the line of duty by gunfire in the United States, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Out of the 18 who were shot, two died from accidental gunfire.

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Officers that were shot and killed make up about 27 percent of 2015's deaths. The first death by gunfire in 2015 occurred on January 21st, when the Director of Investigations, John Ballard Gorman, died from accidental gunfire. A total of two K9 officers have died from gunfire in the line of duty as of July, making up about 16 percent of all K9 deaths in 2015.

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