Fraternal Order of Police Reports 323 Officers Shot in the Line of Duty in 2022, Including 12 from Tennessee

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) released a report this week that showed 323 officers were shot in the line of duty, with 60 killed. In Tennessee, 12 officers were shot in the line of duty this year.

FOP called 2022 “one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement.”

The FOP’s report also shows that officer-related shootings are up 13 percent when compared to 2019 data. Furthermore, police officers killed by gunfire are up 23 percent from 2019’s data.

“Last year we saw more officers shot in the line of duty than any other since the National Fraternal Order of Police began recording this data in late 2015, and this year is not far behind,” FOP President Patrick Yoes said in a statement. “Many will often look at this data and just see numbers. We MUST remember that they represent heroes—fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters.”

With just a couple of days left until the new year, 87 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers have occurred this year, resulting in 124 officers shot, with 31 being killed, according to the report. The FOP defines an “ambush-style attack” as when an officer is struck by gunfire without any warning or opportunity to defend themselves.

The states that saw the most number of officers killed by gunfire were Texas (27), followed by Arizona (21) and Georgia (18).

“I call on Americans in every community across the country to join us in taking a stand—to say, ‘Enough is Enough!’ Truthfully, the violence against those sworn to serve and protect is beyond unacceptable; it’s a stain on our society, and it must end,” Yoes said. “It is incumbent upon our elected officials and community leaders to stand up, support our heroes, and speak out against the violence against law enforcement officers.”

On Fox News, Yoes also revealed that many violent crimes are committed by repeat offenders, blaming “revolving-door policies” set in place that “embolden” criminals and “undermine” the rule of law.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Police Tape” by Tony Webster. CC BY-SA 4.0.





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3 Thoughts to “Fraternal Order of Police Reports 323 Officers Shot in the Line of Duty in 2022, Including 12 from Tennessee”

  1. Sim

    Arm every citizens as the Constitution “DEMANDS”, and in 6 months or so all the idiots who like to shoot people will be shot dead by the citizens.

    We don’t have a “Nobility class” of people in this country, they are “prohibited” by the Constitution.

    With everyone being “EQUAL” citizens have to suffer the same “Jeopardy of Life” as Law Enforcement and the Military to enforce the law and keep their freedoms.

    Trying to take everyone’s guns is the reason for the high crime, More cops on the street means higher taxes,

    More armed Citizens can do the same job for “FREE”.

  2. John

    How many murders were committed by repeat offenders and what can be done about it?

  3. Joe Blow

    Nothing more than the result of children being raised in a Godless environment in which there is no respect for law and order.

    After many years of debating the move, I have decided to start carrying a firearm.