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Total Fatalities: 105—↓ 2%
Firearms-related: 38—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 38—↓ 5%
Other Causes: 29—↑ 53%
Houston police officer critically injured after traffic stop on US 59
Source: Houston Chronicle by John-Henry Perera, Margaret Kadifa, Keri Blakinger, and St. John Barned-Smith
Date: September 27, 2017
Officer Nestor Garcia, a rookie cop with the Houston Police Department, walked around the side of the patrol car to issue commands to the suspect pulled over on the darkened highway. But as he did, a driver in a Toyota Highlander plowed into the 24-year-old officer just after 2 a.m. at speeds of 50 to 60 mph, dragging him along the roadway and only narrowly avoiding other lawmen, according to Chief Art Acevedo.
16th anniv. of Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks marked in Washington
Source: Global Times
Date: September 12, 2017
Law enforcement officers gather at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 11, 2017.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed On 9/11 Are Honored During Ceremony
Date: September 11, 2017
In the late morning of Monday, September 11, 2017, board members, staff and supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to honor the law enforcement professionals killed that day and those who died from subsequent illnesses related to rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero.
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(Photos courtesy of Seguin PD and Bruce Ure)
Off-duty Texas chief helps save wounded concertgoers in Las Vegas
Deputy Chief of the Seguin Police Department, Bruce Ure, was with friends in the VIP section of the Route 91 Harvest Festival listening to headliner Jason Aldean when gunfire broke out.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KWTX) A Texas police chief who was backstage at a deadly country music concert in Las Vegas, helped rescue at least three people.
"It’s like a war movie,” said Ure. “Debris was coming up hitting you in the legs because it was hitting the pavement, and people were screaming and crying and running."
"The gunfire was coming so fast that you couldn't count 'em,” said Ure. “He didn’t just spray, he was there to kill, he wanted to shoot.”
As of Monday evening, 59 people were killed, and 527 were injured.
At one point, a bullet nearly misses Ure’s head, but a fragment of the shrapnel sliced his hand.
His police and EMT training kicked in, helping save people as he and his friends were running away including a man who was bleeding-out from his leg.
Ure said he took the man’s belt, using it as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding; ironically, he’d just gone through tourniquet training three months before, as his department keeps them on their belts for situations like these.
“I had to hold it (the belt) because I couldn’t tie it,” said Ure. "I guess people saw us working on this guy and thought this must be medical, next thing I know I've got a lady shot in the chest and a lady shot in the back."
Ure flagged down a car and convinced the driver to take all four of them to the hospital.
He said he was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training to make a difference.
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