Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice and Those Who Continue to Serve

There is some positive news in the data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that reveals the rate of violent and property crime in our country is at "historic lows".  Without question, much of the success in combating and reducing crime in our communities is the result of the commitment and dedication of the more than 900,000 law enforcement professionals.

Sadly, these successes have not come without tremendous sacrifices. Each year there are approximately 60,000 assaults on our law enforcement personnel resulting in over 17,000 injuries. Each and every year, for the past decade, an average of 158 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty. Throughout our history over 21,000 brave law enforcement officers have been killed.

MASTERS believes we not only have a responsibility, but the moral obligation, to honor and support these brave men and women for their service. Their efforts and sacrifices continue to make a difference for each of us and our families.


Preliminary 2023 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through December 31, 2023 vs. January 1 through December 31, 2022



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Total Fatalities








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Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through December 31, 2023 vs. January 1 through December 31, 2022

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