A half-dozen regulation enforcement officers have been shot since Monday – throughout Nationwide Police Week – and no less than 106 have been wounded to this point in 2021, the Nationwide Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) mentioned Thursday.
The variety of regulation enforcement officers wounded within the line of responsibility this yr is already “on tempo to surpass final yr’s historic numbers,” the FOP mentioned, including that of the 106 officers shot year-to-date, 23 have been killed.
In the meantime, 27 of the wounded victims have been focused in 22 ambush-style assaults, the nationwide union’s statistics present.
Simply Wednesday, a New York Metropolis police officer was shot 3 times in Brooklyn whereas making an attempt to cease somebody who allegedly had a gun and was suspected of being concerned in an earlier taking pictures.
The officer was with one other cop and a sergeant on the time. New York Police Division officers have mentioned the bulletproof vest saved his life.