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National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Announces January 2020 Officer of the Month

California Highway Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty WASHINGTON - The National Law ... Read More

128 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2019

Overall fatalities decreased 18 percent with firearms-related fatalities the leading cause of officer deaths this year Washington, DC—The number of ... Read More

Destination Zero Now Accepting Submissions for Officer Safety and Wellness Programs

National call underway for law enforcement agencies to submit examples of existing safety programs that successfully keep officers safe and ... Read More

Memorial Fund CEO Addresses Priorities at Welcome Reception

Marcia Ferranto to Focus on Financial Stability, Brand Recognition, and Relationship Building Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial CEO ... Read More

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2019 Candlelight Vigil Highlights


Spotlight on Law Enforcement July 2019

Spotlight on Law Enforcement July 2019

A deputy pulled over a car for speeding. That traffic stop saved a 12-day-old baby's life By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN ...
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Officer Kim Wood

Spotlight on Law Enforcement April 2019

Driver sends note saying 'thanks for slowing me down' to Middleton police officer Channel 3000 | Apr 02, 2019 11:15 ...
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February 2019 Officer Spotlight

Spotlight on Law Enforcement February 2019

Sheriff's deputy building relationships one bicycle at a time By Jennifer Franciotti, News Anchor, Reporter, WBALTV, February 7, 2019 For the ...
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2018 Standing Watch for the Fallen Ceremony

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‘Seven shattered families’: 7 US law enforcement officers killed since Jan. 1

Source: ABC NEWS by Emily Shapiro Date: January 16, 2019 A 44-year-old Alabama father and husband with 16 years of experience. A 22-year-old California woman just weeks into the job. Seven law enforcement officers ...

144 officers died in the line of duty in 2018

Source: WUSA9 by Lauryn Froneberger, Mike Valerio Date: December 28, 2018 The number of Law Enforcement Officers who died in the line of duty in 2018 has increased over the last ...

National Award for Oakland Deputy

Source: The Oakland Press by Aileen Wingblad, | @awingblad on Twitter Date: December 4, 2018 An Oakland County sheriff’s deputy has been honored with a national award for his dramatic ...