(UNDATED) - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new report today saying 67 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014 - a 31 percent increase over the same period last year.
Of the 67 officers, 26 were killed in traffic-related incidents; 25 were killed by gunfire; and 16 died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.
Three Indiana law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.
In Gary, Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, a 19-year veteran of the police department, was killed July 6th while responding to a call.
Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn was shot to death July 5th.
And, Tipton County Deputy Jacob Calvin was killed in an accident on June 28th.
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