Police Union: 62 Officers Killed in 2022

The National Fraternal Order of Police reported on January 3 that 62 police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in 2022, just one fewer than 2021’s record 63. Overall, the number of police being shot and killed has been rising. Three hundred thirty-one officers were shot last year, 6 percent more than in 2020 and 13 percent more than in 2019.

Defunding the police: Patrick Yoes, president of the group, blames growing lawlessness.

This past year has been one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement in recent history due to the increase of violence directed towards law enforcement officers as well as the nationwide crime crisis, which has seen criminals emboldened by the failed policies of pandering prosecutors and cynical politicians.
—Patrick Yoes

Some criminals have been specifically targeting police officers. Last year, there were 89 separate ambush-style attacks on police in which 126 officers were shot. This doesn’t include when officers were shot at but not hit.

Since the anti-police riots of 2020, calls for defunding the police have been growing louder and louder. Anti-police sentiment is now as widespread as it has ever been. And so is violent crime.

Lawlessness:Do you realize how deadly dangerous this trend of lawlessness is?” asked Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry. “Very few people do. But it gives profound insight into the real nature of the threat facing America today.” To learn more about the source of all this lawlessness, read Chapter 2 of Mr. Flurry’s book America Under Attack,Law Under Attack.”