This is a repost from WhenTennesseePigsFly shared with us via CopBlock.org/Submit. It’s especially relevant considering that yesterday we posted a story about a secret service employee driving erratically near Charlotte. -Pete
“This year, the names of 163 officers killed in the line of duty during 2011 are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.,” Police Chief Chuck Forbis said.
His report came during the annual observance of National Police Week, which occurs during the week including May 15.
Lewisburg Police Officers who died in the line of duty are Officer Billy Blackwell on Feb. 1, 1975, and Detective Eugene Leverette on Nov. 25, 1978.
“In 2011 the number of officers killed increased by 34 percent from just two years earlier when, in 2009, 122 officers were killed,” Forbis said. In 2011, “Seventy officers were killed by firearms… an increase of 19 percent over the previous year when 59 officers died as a result of firearms.
“On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 53 hours,” he continued.
ADDED: By reading this article one would think that a police officer is feloniously killed every 53 hours in this country…
THAT IS A LIE. There is no other way to put it politely. But according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial own data, hosted on their own website, most police officers who die while on duty are NOT feloniously murdered. They are killed in car wrecks and “other causes” which includes such things as heart attacks while on duty, allergic reactions to bee stings while on duty, being hit by a train while on duty, etc…
Time and time again, year after year… the leading cause of death for cops who die in the line of duty is TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Census of Occupational Injuries and Fatalities, fatal work place injuries among the nations police was led by traffic accidents in 2009-2010, 2010 and for the preliminary data for 2011.
As AAA Mid Atlantic points out, cops are among the worst drivers on the roads. A Florida Sun-Sentinal investigation found cops to be the worst speeders. USA Today found that in 42% of fatal cop crashes they were not wearing their seat belts. And the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported recently that crashes with police in Tennessee and Georgia injure hundreds each year.
If they wanted to honor those officers who died in the line of duty they wouldn’t lie to the public about it.
A more correct and truthful title would be, “Every 53 hours in this country a cop DIES in the line of duty”. Then present the actual data for everyone to read and interpret on their own. But that would go against the whole “War on Cops” they want you to believe is actually happening, which really isn’t… That too is a lie, as Radley Balko points out in his Reason Magazine article, The War on Cops That Isn’t.
These officers may have died in the line of duty, but most of them were not “killed ” in the line of duty in the sense they are implying. They (National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial) aka the propaganda arm for US cops. Want you (the public) to believe that once every 53 hours in this country a cop is feloniously and violently gunned down. When the reality of the data couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The facts are simple, the cops lie as a matter of form. They lied when they cited a non-existant DOJ study to justify a huge taxpayer funded pension plan. Cops lie so much the Wall Street Journal penned an article about it titled, The Legal System Struggles With How to React When Police Officers Lie… because, we guess that charging them with perjury is not an option…
They lie so much the legal system has a name for it, its called Testilying…
Its part of a psychological diagnosis called “Antisocial Personality Disorder” and if you look at all the other characteristics that the medical community uses to diagnose someone with APD. You will see it fits most cops to a T.
Deceitfulness as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, manipulating others for personal profit or pleasure.
Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead.
Irritability & aggressiveness, indicated by repeated physical assault.
Reckless disregard for safety of self or others.
Lack of remorse, indicated by indifference to, or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another…
Does that sound like anyone you know? A cop perhaps?
Don’t believe us, then by all means look it up for yourselves. In fact we encourage you, to look it up and read all about it.