Car Crashes Kill More Cops Than Bullets

I suppose it’s a pretty obvious fact: car crashes claim more cops’ lives than felons’ firearms. I imagine that donuts (a.k.a. heart disease) kill more police than bullets as well. Here are the stats [via The Baltimore Sun]: “According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as of last week there had been 70 officers killed nationwide in vehicle incidents compared with 54 killed by gunfire in 2010. Crash fatalities among officers were up 49 percent over the same period in 2009. The majority are killed in crashes involving a single moving vehicle.” In other words, cops racing to the scene of the crime, chasing criminals, getting in harm’s way or just plain speeding. It should also be noted that police are notoriously bad at gunfighting. Lucky for them, the bad guys are even worse.

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