Police Officer Deaths Rise

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There are some grim statistics about the dangers of police work. A national report shows a big spike in the number of line-of-duty deaths.

Nationwide police fatalities jumped 37 percent. Maryland ranks 7th highest this year for police officers killed on the job.

Five officers died in Maryland last year.  Four lost their lives in car crashes. State Trooper Wesley Brown was gunned down and murdered. Brown, 24, was working a second job, providing security in Prince George’s County when he was gunned down by a customer he had escorted out earlier that night.

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