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Security officers are critically wounded, violently attacked, robbed, and victimized in the US every day while performing their duties.
In 2022, 701 security officers were shot on duty. 123 of those security officers died from their attacks. In 2022, a total 167 security officers died while on duty.
And yet, the security industry continuously ignores it as if it’s not happening. Many security officers naively believe they are immune to the reality and it will never happen to them.
Eight security guards had been murdered as of February 8, 2023 and over 40 had been shot.

Armed Security Guard Shot, killed in St Patrick's Day Shooting

2 shot, 1 killed early Monday at south St. Louis QuikTrip

Two women arrested, security guard recovering after shooting outside roller rink

2 Randall's Island migrant shelter residents arrested for assaulting security guard

Brinks guard robbed, unclothed at gunpoint in Texas, police say

Security guard shot and killed after argument with suspect in Hawthorne; arrest made

‘Senseless killings;’ Shooting death of security guard at nightclub appears targeted, sheriff says

Houston security guard was in process of getting license when fatally shot customer trying to pay with fake cash, records state

Philadelphia stabbing: 2 security guards stabbed, 1 dead at Macy’s

Police: Security guard shot outside Dayton bar

Atlanta security guard severely burned while trying to save protester’s life, family says

Little Rock man arrested for death of school security guard

Security guard rammed by stolen car shoots burglary suspect, police say

Marcus Brown arrest: Man charged for allegedly stabbing security guard during bar fight in Burlington County, New Jersey

Security guard shot at multiple times after trying to break up poolside argument between teens

Chicago Security Guard Killed Following Retail Store Theft

Security guard attacked by bear inside Colorado resort: Wildlife officials

Chicago security guard killed in Chatham shooting identified: coroner

Gunman sought following deadly shooting of security guard near Hyde Park dispensary

Woman suspected of trying to run over security guard in Victorville

Man charged with murder in Philadelphia store stabbing that killed security guard, wounded another

Allen ISD security guard loses post after leaving gun in restroom

Neighbors mourn Oakland 7-Eleven security guard who was shot to death trying to prevent theft

Atlanta security guard burned during extreme 'protest' released from hospital, wife says

Shooter who killed New Hampshire hospital security guard identified

Security guard dies and charge laid after alleged punch to head outside Sydney pub

Security guard suffers minor cut when trespasser stabs and runs

River Oaks Mall shooting: 2 charged in fatal shooting of security guard Norman Thomas at River Oaks Mall

Macy's in Philadelphia reopens two days after fatal stabbing of security guard

Men accused of killing security guard in Oakland plead not guilty

19-year-old SEPTA security guard stabbed on-duty by knife-wielding man speaks out

Cashier and security guard found shot inside Portsmouth Food Lion

Surveillance video of suspects in fatal shooting of Chatham security guard released

Security guard injured in brutal attack speaks out about how she survived

Security guard hospitalized after opening package in Cubs' offices

Security Guard Killed in Shooting at New Hampshire Psychiatric Hospital Remembered as 'Hero'

‘Like a horror scene’: Suspect in brutal attack on elderly security guard remains at large

Pittsburgh-area school security guard charged with institutional sexual assault involving student


Laguna Hills man arrested after security guard shot in car

Suspect arrested in connection to armored truck robbery in Milwaukee

Brink's armored truck robbed outside Taco Bell in Reseda

1 suspect shot, 2 flee after 3 attempted armored truck robberies

Darien Bar Guard Bitten While Stopping Attack: Cops

Arrest made after 75-year-old Oakville mall security guard violently assaulted

Security guard knocked out after boozy pub brawl

72-Year-Old Security Guard Attacked While Trying to Protect Oakland Neighborhood

Teenager uses skateboard to attack security guard

Security guard attacked after recording burglary suspects in Oakland

2 men arrested after allegedly attacking security guards at Orange County plant nursery

Security guard attacked by suspects with paintball guns loaded with marbles

Walmart security guard in Thompson feels lucky to be alive after being attacked with shopping cart

Downtown OKC Taco Bell Security Guard Attacked, Shot Twice In Leg

Security guard allegedly spat on, punched at Melbourne shopping centre

Teen filmed beating Asian security guard in San Francisco mall brawl

Woman, security guard assaulted at East Memphis Kroger


Two girls attack Walmart security guard, try to get away on WeGo bus: police

Chiefs fans subdue man who attacked Union Station security guard

Off-duty Kenosha officer working as school security guard sued for kneeling on 12-year-old girl's neck

Security guard arrested for allegedly kidnapping, sexually assaulting teen in Fullerton

Man wanted for allegedly pulling gun on security guard at Laredo food park

Oak Lawn School Security Guard Honored for Going Above and Beyond to Find Missing Student

Security officer shoots armed suspect outside of federal courthouse in Philadelphia, officials say

Security guard fatally shoots man in Baltimore Highlands, says victim threw a brick at him

Security guard, suspected shoplifter dead in shooting at Prince George's County grocery

Security officer shot in Daytona Beach by gunmen wearing Halloween masks

Videos show traffic stop gunfight between Ill. police officers and suspect

Robbers take at least $118,000 from armored truck

Security guard stabbed in Chinatown assault

Men shoot at security guards outside Memphis strip club

Private security guard shoots suspected Harbor East shoplifter in the face

Former employee accused of killing security guard

Fla. CBP officer killed in accidental shooting was conducting training exercise prior to death


Security guard, 23, shot dead inside Uptown Minneapolis bar

Armored truck guard was killed and robbed by ex-colleague

Man shot after pulling gun on officer, security guard at Cocoa apartment complex

Armored truck guard shot during robbery attempt at Carson bank

Man attacks synagogue's security guard, superintendent

Security guard accidentally discharges weapon inside Oxford Middle School restroom

Man accused of killing church security guard faces judge

Yakima police continue investigation after security guard killed outside bar

Two juvenile boys steal gun from armed security guard downtown, police say

Teenager shoots cop in the chest at Charlotte apartment complex

Man in custody after stabbing a security guard at west-side drug store

19 year old security guard killed in northeast Baltimore shooting was an aspiring artist, athlete

Security guard shot, killed at Club Onyx by suspect fighting over girlfriend, police say

4 shot, security guard cut at North Carolina bar


Security guard shot while stopping robbery at North Carolina gambling parlor, police say


NCPD looking for possible witness in shooting of security guard


Raleigh man arrested after attacking security guard with machete


Security guard shot and killed at Stonecrest car dealership, police search for 5 suspects

Two men on the run after attempting to rob armored bank truck on West Side, police say 

Security officer stabbed, then fatally shoots attacker at club beneath Prime and Proper in Downtown Detroit

Hotel security guard killed after argument leads to shooting

News crew security guard shot in Oakland dies from injuries; Photo of suspect vehicle releases

Jefferson County homicide, Collman County chase connected

Security guard shot by man who had been escorted out of South Loop restaurant Sunday night


Security guard shoots self in hand

Traffic came to a halt after loose cash flew out of an opened armored vehicle on a California highway

Armored truck employee killed another injured in robbery turned shooting

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