2016 'one of deadliest ever' for police?

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Will Doran with Politifact North Carolina looks at the numbers.

Announcing his support for a bill that would create tougher penalties for people who assault police officers, North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis said "Last year was one of the deadliest years ever for law enforcement officers, a stark reminder that these men and women go to work every day not knowing whether they'll return home safely to their families."

True or false?

Politifact took a look and says the statement is not accurate.

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