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How many firearms officer deaths annual?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Joejojoba111, May 29, 2005.

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Firearsms officer deaths?

  1. 50

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    92.6%
  2. 250

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. 550

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    0.0%
  4. 1000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Joejojoba111

    Joejojoba111 Member

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    I actually read a blub somewhere that it was really only 57, but that sounds really really low, what is the real stat?
     
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    LawDog Moderator Emeritus cum Laude

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    According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, there have been a toal of 56 officer killed in the line of duty thus far in 2005.

    24 were due to gunfire, to date, with an additional two dying from 'accidental' gunfire.

    In 2004, out of a total of 154 LOD deaths, 53 were due to gunfire, and four more under the 'accidental' label.


    LawDog
     
  4. Joejojoba111

    Joejojoba111 Member

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    So it's true. I heard the blip under a traffic safety thing, that only 57 (or more approprately 53) die from firearms while traffic causes the many many more than firearms.
     
  5. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    I've been saying for quite some time that...

    Police deaths from firearms are surprisingly low, on the order of 60-80/year on par with the number of work related drownings per year.

    Fascinating, considering how much noise is generated around the sacred ointment of "officer safety".
     
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    Is "accidental" what they call it when the LEO calls it quits and turns his duty weapon on himself?

    Just askin. I know some gun stats have an odd way of accounting for suicide.
     
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    In fairness, I'd like to see the stats on officers shot, shot *at*, injured seriously, and killed. I suspect we'd see some high numbers in some of those categories. Kevlar has saved a lot of lives. Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of crminals don't understand ballistics and can't aim worth a darn.
     
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    Not to take away from the tragic circumstances of the officers that were killed by gunfire, but the number is far less than anti groups try to hoodwink the public into believing.
     
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    GeekWitha.45 wrote:
    Good point. Want an even better one? Look up the number of drowning deaths of children in residential swimming pools every year. It's staggering. The next time someone argues that handguns should be banned because "no one needs a gun" and it will "save the children", ask them why we shouldn't be banning residential swimming pools, first.
     
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    [sarcasm]I took special notice of the very high number of LEO's killed by assault weapons.[/sarcasm]
     
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    Not to be morbid, but this chart is COOL!!!

    It has a breakdown by days, months, calibers etc.

    Apparently if your an LEO, you should plan to take every Friday in the month of April off as that is when you are most likely to get shot. Especially from a 9mm or a 7.62x39.
     
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