Between 2020 and 2021, close to 500 U.S. law enforcement officers died from COVID-19.
These statistics were compiled by Officer Down Memorial PageIt keeps a list of the names of those who died while serving in the armed forces.
According to the websiteCOVID-19 claimed lives of 245 officers working in law enforcement in 2020, and 228 in 2021.
The New York TimesIt was reported that 45 officers were also killed in gunfire during the same period in 2020.
Interview with ABC NewsFayette County Sheriff Vernon P. Stanforth, Ohio, stated that “it’s taken an definite toll.”
According to statistics, 374 line-of-duty deaths were reported in 2020. 356 people died this year.