Still doesn’t crack the top 10 list of most dangerous jobs. The guy fixing your leaky roof is many times more likely to get killed on the job than a LEO.
You are using only a very, very limited definition of “dangerous.” Officers are assaulted an average of 58,000 times a year. It works out to a rate of about 10.3 per 100 officers.
Just because vests and other life saving technology have improved survivability over the years does not make the job any less dangerous.
Dirty hippies and communists made a goal of smearing the police whenever and wherever they could. It was one of the communist goals of the 1960s. The media carries that water for the communists whenever and wherever they can, publicizing only the negative, never reporting on the positive.