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3 Maryland officers killed in the line of duty this year

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2019-02-07 14:19:49-05

In 2016, 69 police officers have been killed in the line of duty throughout the country.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, that's a one percent increase over last year.

July has been the deadliest month of the year. A total of 18 officers have lost their lives this month, which includes that five murdered in Dallas and the three ambushed in Baton Rouge.

Related: Slain Baton Rouge officers hailed from same communityDallas attack: 12 officer shot, 5 killed; 2 civilians hurt

Gunfire is the leading cause of line of duty deaths this year. Thirty-two officers have been deliberately shot in 2016. 

This year, three Maryland officers were also shot and killed in the line of duty. Deputy Mark Logsdon and Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey were with the Harford County Sheriff's Department.

Related: Harford Co. Sheriff identifies deputies fatally shot in Abingdon

Officer Jacai Colson served on the Prince George's County Police Department. He was mistakenly killed by friendly fire during an attack on a police station.

See also: Maryland Police: Officer killed by friendly fire ambush

Texas has the the most line of duty deaths this year, with 12. New York follows with 11. 

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