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Report: 67 Nationwide Law Enforcement Fatalities In First Half of 2014

Last updated on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

(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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