Number of police shot this year set to surpass ‘historic’ level in 2020
The number of police officers shot in 2020 is expected to surpass last years ‘historic’ numbers, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police.
So far this year 106 officers have been shot and 23 killed. Twenty-seven of those shot were targeted in 22 different ambush attacks, according to the FOP.
“With 106 Officers Shot so far this year, on pace to surpass last year’s historic numbers,” the organization said Thursday. “Since Monday, the start of National #PoliceWeek, we’ve seen 6 officers shot, 4 of whom were gunned down by violent criminals.”
Moreover, the FOP says it has “more than 2,100 local lodges and more than 356,000 members in the United States. The Fraternal Order of Police has become the largest professional police organization in the country.”
The FOP tweeted earlier this month that “It’s time for EVERYONE to #SupportThePolice and say #EnoughIsEnough.”
According tot he Officer Down Memorial Page, 45 officers were killed by gunfire in 2020.