Attorney General Fox asks Montana to Remember Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Tim Fox, asks Montana to remember the law enforcement and public safety officers who put their lives on the line for their communities, and will not be joining their families for the holidays.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page (odmp.org), 128 officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, nationwide. Law enforcement line of duty deaths are up eight percent over 2015, and law enforcement deaths by gunfire are up 71 percent over 2015. Fortunately, no officers have been killed in the line of duty in Montana in 2016. 128 Montana law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty throughout our state’s history.
“Our sisters and brothers who put their lives on the line day after day to protect their communities are courageous individuals, fulfilling a selfless and noble cause,” Fox said. “I ask all Montanans to please join me in praying for the families and friends of the law enforcement and public safety officers who won’t be coming home for the holidays this year, and I encourage you to reach out to law enforcement and public safety officers in your community and thank them for the job that they do.”
For more statistics on law enforcement deaths, visit: http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2016