Happy National Police Week!
In honor of the occasion let's take a look at personal finance website Wallet Hub's new study claiming Louisiana ranks as the worst state in America for police officers in 2019.
The state's rank was based on individual scores in three categories: opportunities for officers, job hazards and quality of life.
To explain why it was such a bad state for police officers to live in, the Bayou State ranks #47 for highest crime rate, which reflects on the "job hazards" part of the study. Louisiana also ranked #50 (out of 51) for police deaths per capita and the state fell well below the average in officer income ranking at #49.
We love Louisiana but maybe this serves as a sign the state leadership needs to improve life for their boys in blue?
As for other Gulf Coast states, Texas came in at #21, Mississippi at #30, Alabama was #39, & Florida was #22.
BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 17: Law enforcement officers block the entrance to the Louisiana State Police headquarters after 3 police officers were killed on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to reports, one suspect has been killed by police. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)