Michael Letts: The number of officers shot in 2024 is on pace to break the record, which was just set in 2023

When recruits complete the police academy and raise their hands to take the sworn oath of a public servant, they know full well that they run the risk of getting into a gunfight once they step out on patrol.

It is a reality all officers understand. And every police officer hopes they never become a statistic. But the unfortunate truth is that police officers do get shot, and sometimes they die.

So far in 2024, law enforcement is on a pace to set the record for police officers getting shot, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police.

No one knows this more than Michael Letts.

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