In calendar year 2010 there were 162 Law Enforcement Officers killed nationwide, up 27% from the 128 Officers killed in 2009. In the line of duty 155 male and 7 female officers died, the youngest officer at age 23, and the oldest at 72 years of age. The 72 year old retired from the U.S. Marshal's after 26 years, and was working court security when a gunman walked into a federal court, then shot and killed him with a shotgun.
For more information: The Officer Down Memorial Page - www.odmp.org.