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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