Law Enforcement Deaths Double in 2014

The atmosphere of hate being ginned up against the police has resulted in double the number of deaths in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary FBI report.

Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, says that the campaign of demonizing police has taken a toll on morale as well.

Washington Times:

“One of the things that we’ve seen just lately, that we’ve never seen before, is police officers are telling their own families, and their own children, ‘Don’t go into this line of duty, this line of work, because it’s not worth it any more,’” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations.

The number of law enforcement officers who were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014 increased 89 percent as compared to the year prior — with most dying after being shot by gun-carrying criminals, according to a preliminary report issued by the FBI on Monday.