They pay for their pensions.

Today, the NLEOMC released its officer fatality report for 2014. The report shows that, based on preliminary information received, 126 officers died in the line of duty in 2014, which is a 24% increase over last year’s numbers. Particularly troubling was the fact that 50 officers were shot and killed—a 56% increase over last year—with 15 of them killed in ambush attacks (the fifth straight year that ambush attacks were the number one cause of felonious fatalities for officers). Traffic-related deaths (49) also increased by 11% in 2014.