White, male, between 38 and 40 years old, with 11 to 12 years of service: this was the average profile of police officers who died in the line of duty in 2017 as a result of either accidental or felonious incidents.
There were 93 officers who died in 2017 while on the job, according to new data released by the FBI. Of those, 46 were killed in active law enforcement situations, with the rest dying as a result of accidents on the job. For a summary and circumstances of every death last year, check this out.
That's down from a spike of 118 total deaths last year, and generally in line with totals for the past five years. From 2008 to 2017, a total of 1,023 officers lost their lives in the line of duty across the U.S.
Here's a state-by-state breakdown:
A note about the data: Deaths included in the data met certain criteria set out by the FBI. The agency excluded deaths by natural causes, on-duty deaths attributed to personal situations (such as domestic violence) and suicide. Does not include federal officers, which is tracked separately.