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Law enforcement fatalities dropped in 2013

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A new report says that law enforcement fatalities in 2013 dropped to levels not seen in decades. Photo by Flickr user Scott Davidson

Law enforcement fatalities dropped to lows not seen in six decades in 2013.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released a new report that said 111 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty; down from 121 in 2012 and the lowest number since 1959.

In another stat, the number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms, 33, dropped from 49 in 2012 and was at its lowest level since 1887.

The report also detailed that more officers were killed in Texas than any other state; with California, Mississippi, New York and Arkansas following. Sixteen states, as well as Washington, D.C., did not lose any officers during the year.

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