are over 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. Approximately 12% are female.
The first recorded police death was on October 22, 1791. Sheriff Cornelius Hogeboom of Hudson, New York, was shot as he attempted to serve a writ of ejectment. Ten men were charged with the murder, but all were acquitted.
There are 21,183 names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
During the past 10 years a total of 1,512 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. This averages out to one law enforcement death every 63 hours. In 2017, 128 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty.