As the New Year Begins, Officer Safety Is on Everyone’s Mind

In late December, the Memorial Fund released our preliminary 2009 law enforcement fatalilty report, detailing the trends in officer fatalities over the past year.

The report has received considerable media attention, including in major newspapers, on television, radio, blogs, and the Internet. In case you missed them, here are few highlights of the coverage:
  1. USA Today summarized our 2009 report on the front page of the December 29th paper (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-12-28-line-of-duty_N.htm).
  2. CBS Evening News featured a segment on police officer fatalities on Sunday, January 3, 2010, also citing our research (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6051037n&tag=cbsnewsVideoArea.1 — go to the 11-minute mark).
  3. The Osgood File, by Charles Osgood, had a radio segment on officer fatalities (http://www.westwoodone.com/pg/jsp/osgood/transcript.jsp?pid=28804).
  4. The Tulsa (OK) World ran an editorial citing our research in calling for additional safety measures for our officers (http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=61&articleid=20100104_61_A11_Oainll556523).
To view more of the recent news items featuring the Memorial Fund’s research, please visit: http://www.nleomf.org/newsroom/current/.