As of June 30 - just halfway into this year - officer fatalities already had reached 75 percent of the 116 who died in all of 2009, which saw the fewest line-of-duty deaths in 50 years, according to the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
"It is certainly disheartening that last year's encouraging news on officer fatalities has not continued into 2010," said Craig W. Floyd, chairman of the fund that built and maintains a monument inscribed with downed officers' names in Washington, D.C.
More guns = more gun deaths among police. Or is it more complex than that?
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