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Louisiana ranks as second worst state for police officers, Arkansas ranks first

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) - Police officers may drive black and white cars, however what goes on in their job is a lot of gray.

Tragic events like the much publicized Alton Sterling shooting prove that being a cop in Louisiana is dangerous and often times risky. 

With National Police Week 2018 launching on May 13, a financial website surveyed this year's best and worst states to bear a badge. 

According to full report by Wallethub, Louisiana is the second worst state in the country to pursue a career in law enforcement. 

Results from this report were determined by comparing 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key indicators of police-friendliness. 

The data collected ranges from how much income Louisiana police officers bring in, to employment opportunity growth, violent crime rate, homicide cases solved and police deaths per 1,000 officers. Louisiana ranked unfavorably in all of these categories.

Arkansas ranked the worst of all states, coming in at number 51.

North Dakota came in first place and New York took the number two title.


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