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On average, at least 1 officer has been shot to death every week this year
Source: CNN by CNN Staff
Date: April 13, 2018

In the first 15 weeks of this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the US have been shot and killed in the line of duty, including a police officer in Massachusetts on Thursday. That averages out to more than 1 death a week.

Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops
Source: ABC NEWS by Emily Shapiro
Date: March 31, 2018

When Palm Springs police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega, a married father of eight, was gunned down with his partner while they responded to a domestic disturbance call, the 35-year veteran was two months away from his retirement. Vega and Zerebny were two of 159 on-duty officers killed in the country in 2016, according to statistics kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

There have been 16 officers shot to death in the first 9 weeks of this year
Source: CNN by Joe Sterling and Alanne Orjoux
Date: March 7, 2018

So far this year, 16 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot. Six of them died in just one week, said Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Chance encounters are not really that uncommon, but for one New Jersey trooper and a retired police officer it's one they'll never forget. (Published Thursday, June 7, 2018) - Article by NBC4 Washington

New Jersey Trooper Stops Retired Cop Who Delivered Him 27 Years Ago

"We’re not sure what the odds are of this happening — maybe they’re close to the odds of a hole-in-one, winning the lottery, or being struck by lightning — but it happened," New Jersey State Police said.
- By Ashley Serianni

A New Jersey trooper met the retired police officer who delivered him 27 years ago — when he pulled him over last week.

Trooper Michael Patterson stopped Michael Bailly for a minor motor vehicle violation on June 1 in the Kingwood Township area, and as the two men spoke, Bailly mentioned that he used to be an officer in Piscataway. Patterson told Bailly that he was from the same town, and Bailly asked where he grew up.

Patterson told him that he grew up on Poe Place.

Bailly recalled Poe Place well; back in October 1991, when he was a rookie cop, he helped deliver a baby there.

Bailly remembered the color and style of house, and that the baby’s name had been Michael.

Patterson extended his hand to Bailly.

"My name is Michael Patterson, sir. Thank you for delivering me," the trooper said.

Bailly never got that ticket for the minor violation, state police said.

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