DENVER (KDVR) — Two officers were criminally killed in Colorado in 2021, according to the latest release of law enforcement death data from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nationally, 73 police officers were killed, one 27% more than the previous year.
Last year, Texas, Florida and Georgia led the nation in police killings with eight, seven and seven, respectively.
On a broader timeline, the number of police officers killed in Colorado is less prominent nationally.
From 2012 through 2021, 10 police officers have been felony slain in Colorado, the 16th highest total in the country.
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