Wounded Blue, Inc. - Serving Wounded Law Enforcement Officers
Law Enforcement Facts 
 
  • There are over 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States
  • There are nearly 700,000 law enforcement officers in the United States, including federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal agencies.
  • Over the last decade 58,261 law enforcement officers have been assaulted in the line of duty.
  • Over the last decade 15,658 law enforcement officers have sustained physical injury in the line of duty.
  • Approximately 300 law enforcement officers take their own lives each year, nearly twice as many officers  as killed in the line of duty each year.
  • In a study conducted by governing.com, Alabama ranked third highest in total law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty between 2008-2012. 
  • In 2013, 111 Alabama law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, but many, many more continue to suffer serious injuries on the job. The line of duty injuries leave officers out of work with reduced pay for extended periods of time.