2012 on pace to be safest year for police in 60 years

This comes to us from our friends at PoliceOne.com:

Statistics show 2012 is on pace to be the safest year for police officers in 60 years, according to preliminary figures from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

According to the data, which account for deaths from April 2011 to April 2012, officer fatalities this year are 44 percent lower than the previous 12-month period, with firearms- and traffic-related deaths dropping 51 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

The rate hasn’t been that low since 1944, when there were fewer men and women working as police officers than today.

Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas have seen the highest number of fatalities — three each in 2012.

Thanks to Joe for sharing with us this nugget of truth, which present a more accurate picture about the nature of “law enforcement” than the inaccurate, sensationalized scare tactics cited as justification for the usurpation of individual rights by those wearing badges.

For a thorough breakdown on this issue check out This is simply a lie, there is no other way to color it… by When Tennessee Pigs Fly.

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