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Total Fatalities: 113—↑ 2%
Firearms-related: 46— ↑ 15%
Traffic-related: 36— ↓ 5%
Other Causes: 31—↓ 6%
'Encouraging news' as 2017 sees decrease in officer fatalities
Source: WLWT5 by Dan Stefano
Date: December 28, 2017
For the first time in four years, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty decreased. There were 128 officer fatalities in 2017 – a 10 percent decrease from 2016 – according tothe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's preliminary report, which was released Thursday. The number is the lowest since 2013, when 116 officers died.
Gunfire Duty Deaths Down 33% in 2017
Source: Police Magazine
Date: December 28, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is reporting that gunfire killings of law enforcement officers dropped more than 30% in 2017 compared to 2016.
2017 Law Enforcement death report to be released this week
Source: FOX 7 by Noelle Newton
Date: December 26, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas - This week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will release its officer fatalities report. Deaths are down 13 percent over the last year, but Texas still tops the list as the most dangerous place to work.
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Fla. Cops Get 'Delicious' Reward After Finding Stolen Doughnut Van
The store manager donated the cargo of Krispy Kreme to the Clearwater police officers
- NBC4 - Washington Oct 17, 2018
It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The Clearwater Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the tasty treats.
Clearwater police said the van was reported stolen Tuesday morning in Lake City, which is 193 miles north of Clearwater. It was spotted, loaded with doughnuts, at Crest Lake Park Tuesday afternoon.
The Facebook posting says the store manager donated the cargo of "delicious" doughnuts to the officers. They saved some doughnuts to eat and handed out the rest to the area's homeless.
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