China records 480 on-duty police deaths in 2020 – Ministry

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A total of 315 regular police officers and 165 auxiliary police personnel died in the line of duty in 2020, China’s Ministry of Public Security said on Monday.

Another 4,941 regular police officers and 3,886 auxiliary personnel were injured while performing their duties.

The ministry noted that over the past year, the police force made great contributions to the country’s economic development, social stability, and, in particular, the fight against the Coronavirus.

Statistics show that 3,773 regular police officers died in public service over the past decade, and 50,000 others were injured. (Xinhua/NAN)

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