Texas leads nation in police officer deaths in 2007

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

The statistics are out. Texas ranks first in officer deaths for 2007. The Lone Star State had 22 officers killed, up nine from 2006.

Nationwide, 186 officers were killed, which is up by 30%. There are 70,000 officers serving Texas. Of the 22 Texas officers who died, ten were fatally assaulted, nine were shot, and one (a prison guard) was run over by an escaped inmate.

That list includes Fannin County Deputy Rahamy Mitchell, who died in a car accident in January. Mitchell was on his way to assisting Leonard Police with a disturbance call.

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  • by my opinion Location: sherman on Dec 28, 2007 at 09:32 AM
    Do the fatal assaults include the drunk drivers that slam into the back of a police cruiser with their lights flashing?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2007 at 05:12 AM
    More officers killed in TX? TX is the 2nd most populous state (behind California), so if course it's likely to have more deaths than other states. (It's like saying Californians use more water or power than any other state... because there's more people, duh!) Which state had the highest per capita number of officer deaths?
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