According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, shootings have been the leading cause of death for officers throughout the last decade, during which 570 were killed by gunfire, peaking with 70 in 2011.
At the GunCrisis Reporting Project, we tracked incidents in which 17 police officers were shot across 14 states during the last four weeks. Seven of those officers died.
Alabama: Linden officer shot trying to break up fight
Alaska: Anchorage police officer, suspect hurt in hotel shooting
California: Bay Area mourns CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom
Florida: Officer shot outside alleged drug house speaks
Georgia: Chickamauga officer shot; suspect caught after police chase
Illinois: Officer, 15-year-old boy wounded in shoot-out
Michigan: Funeral held for slain Detroit-area police officer
Missouri: St. Louis officer shot, police search for shooter
Ohio: Officer injured, suspect dead in shooting
South Carolina: Shot Newberry officer now in stable condition
Texas: Police Officer, Civilian, and Suspect Killed in Texas A&M Area Shooting
West Virginia: Second State Trooper Dead From Shooting
Wisconsin: Milwaukee police officer shot and wounded