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Total Fatalities: 38—↓ 7%
Firearms-related: 21— ↑ 62%
Traffic-related: 12— ↓ 29%
Other Causes: 5— ↓ 55%
National Slaying of NYPD officer marks increase in line-of-duty deaths of police
Source: Washington Post by Janell Ross and Mark Berman
Date: July 6, 2017
The man who ambushed a New York officer in a parked police vehicle earlier this week, gunning her down with a shot to the head, had been acting erratically in recent weeks and was “paranoid the police were following him,” an official said Thursday. The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths.
Miosotis Familia was the 24th cop shot and killed in the line of duty in 2017
Source: MIC by Chauncey Alcorn
Date: July 5, 2017
NYPD officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx Wednesday morning, was the 24th officer to be fatally shot this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund.
NLEOMF Announces New COO, National Law Enforcement Museum Executive Director
Source: Police Magazine
Date: June 8, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the hiring of David L. Brant who will serve as the Memorial Fund's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 in Washington, DC's historic Judiciary Square.
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(Photo courtesy of Jacob Moore) Article by Allison Klein, Washington Post
A police officer rescued a couple from this burning home. He went back in for the dog.
Officer Jacob Moore stepped into the Buena Vista, Va., police station one morning last week and heard an alert that a house was on fire. It was on the street where he lived.
He got into his squad car and dashed over. Flames were leaping off the house of a retired couple he knew — which was four houses away from his own home.
He went in the front door and saw one of the homeowners, Lovie Atkinson, standing in the kitchen as it quickly filled with smoke.
“She didn’t know what was truly going on,” said Moore, 28, who has been a Buena Vista officer for two years. “She was standing there screaming for her dog. She didn’t want to leave her dog. She was screaming, Zoey! Zoey! Zoey!”
The rest was captured by his body camera: Atkinson ran back into the house and went upstairs, yelling for Zoey, who began to bark.
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