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Total Fatalities: 70—↓ 3%
Firearms-related: 25—↓ 24%
Traffic-related: 29—↑ 16%
Other Causes: 16—↑ 14%
Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017
The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.
Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017
There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
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.
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Richie Scott presents protective tactical vests to the Franklin Police Department. (Credit: FOX 59 Indianapolis)
Indiana police get new protective vests with help of 4th grader
The Franklin Police Department is saying thank you to a 10-year-old boy who raised enough money to outfit the department’s three K9 officers with protective tactical vests.
Richie Scott, a 4th-grader at Creekside Elementary School, started raising the money back in December as part of a community service project. The project was part of Richie’s testing to earn his black belt in Taekwondo.
“I wanted to protect those who protect me, and the whole community,” Richie said.
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