Atlanta Police Union Alarms City With Police Life Expectancy Stats

ATLANTA – The life expectancy of a police officer is only 66 years, according to the Atlanta police union. The organization is asking the mayor and city council to address that disturbing statistic by improving pension benefits for officers. The union also believes better benefits will help the city reach its desired level of over 2,000 officers. 

The reality that an officer’s life expectancy is only 66 years old is frightening. The police union says a competitive wage is important, but pension benefits can also help to recruit and retain officers. 

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