Albuquerque FBI Division Honors Fallen Legislation Enforcement Officers – FBI

The Albuquerque FBI Department celebrated the recent National Police Week events honoring our country’s fallen law enforcement officers along with the release of the FBI’s annual report on police officers assaulted on duty.

162 law enforcement officers were attacked in New Mexico in 2020, according to the FBI’s report on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, released October 18.

In 2019, 88 New Mexico police officers were attacked.

“Law enforcement officers are a valuable and integral part of the communities they serve,” said FBI special agent Raul Bujanda. “Too often these brave men and women are called upon to risk their lives to protect their fellow Americans. It is fitting that we always keep an eye on the heroic sacrifices that federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officers make on a daily basis. “

The Albuquerque Field Office added two recently fallen FBI agents to its Wall of Honor, including Laura Schwartzenberger, who began her career as an agent in Albuquerque and was killed while investigating crimes against children in Florida.

An Albuquerque FBI agent was shot and wounded while performing his duties in December 2020 and another in July 2021.

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 60,105 police officers across the country were attacked while performing their duties in 2020.

According to these reports, 4,071 more officers were attacked in 2020 than the 56,034 assaults reported in 2019.

A press release from the FBI with a link to the data can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2020-statistics-for-law-enforcement-officers-assaulted – in the line of duty.

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