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Total Fatalities: 119—↓ 15%
Firearms-related: 43—↓ 34%
Traffic-related: 44—↓ 19%
Other Causes: 32—↑ 52%
Police Deaths Have Declined in Trump's America, but Texas Is Still the Deadliest Place to Serve
Source: Newsweek by Summer Meza
Date: November 24, 2017
The number of police officers killed by gunfire has decreased in 2017, with 41 deaths so far, compared to 62 firearm-related deaths during the first 11 months of 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
New York State Police Trooper Receives October 2017 Officer of the Month Award
Source: Long Island News & PR
Date: October 27, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Trooper Jean D’Haiti, of the New York State Police, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for October 2017.
5.11 Donates $20,000 to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Source: Police Magazine
Date: October 23, 2017
Today during the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Philadelphia, 5.11 presented the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund with a check for $20,000 from proceeds of the sale of 5.11 Defender-Flex Pants and Jeans. The Memorial Fund tells the story of American law enforcement, honors fallen officers, and works to make it safer for those who serve.
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Video: CO Cops Form "Cuddle Watch" for Premature Baby of Fellow Officer
From the moment he was born at 29 weeks, Axel Winch needed a lot of love and miracles to survive.
“They let us know he had all sorts of issues genetically, physically to the point where the news was pretty devastating,” said Adam Winch, Axel’s dad. “He was in for probably a lifetime of issues medically. They’re still not sure what all of it is.” Axel was flown from Grand Junction to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora on August 1, 2017. He was treated at the NICU in the weeks and months since.”
Eventually, his mom, a Grand Junction police officer, and dad, a former officer who now owns his own business, had to go back to work.
But Axel wouldn’t be alone.
“I didn't want him to be alone,” said Sgt. Mike Pitrusu, who runs Aurora Police Department’s Employee Support and Wellness unit. “[I] came up with the idea that we would set up basically a watch, that we would have officers sign up for times to come in here and spend time with Axel.”
Aurora Police said nearly 20 officers cuddled with Axel during the days his parents couldn’t be with him. “Somebody called it the cuddle watch,” Pitrusu told 9News.
Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.
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