Governments lie. And the police are the business end of the government, so they, by definition, lie.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, there were fewer cops killed in 2018 than in 1916 … and two-thirds as many as in 1975.
And police work is not even among the 10 most dangerous professions. And according to this article, only half of these on-the-job deaths were homicides.