The deadliest day in law enforcement history was Sept. 11, 2011, when 72 officers were killed while responding to terrorist attacks on America. Thirty-seven of those officers were from New York and New Jersey police departments, Melendez said.
“That represents the single largest loss of law enforcement personnel by a single agency in United States history,” he said.
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