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Total Fatalities: 112—↑ 2%
Firearms-related: 45— ↑ 15%
Traffic-related: 36— ↓ 5%
Other Causes: 31—↓ 6%
73 law enforcement officers killed in first half of 2018; gun-related deaths up 24 percent
Source: AJC by Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Date: July 11, 2018
A total of 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2018 -- a 12 percent increase over last year, according to a preliminary report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Number of slain police officers up for 2018, on track to surpass previous year's total
Source: Washington Examiner by Anna Giaritelli
Date: July 10, 2018
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 is on track to be higher than the 128 law enforcement officers killed in 2017, according to a half-year report that was released Tuesday. Exactly 73 officers were killed between Jan. 1 and June 30, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund concluded.
National organization recognizes deputies for saving woman’s life
Source: Manning Live by STAFF REPORTS
Date: May 22, 2018
Three deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office who saved a woman from a submerged vehicle a little more than a year ago have already been recognized multiple times locally. Now, the trio has been recognized nationally. Maj. Donnie Drose, Cpl. Kevin Wilson and Sgt. Clay Conyers were recognized this week as June 2018 Officers of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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Hammond police escort girl, 5, to chemotherapy treatment
A 5-year-old cancer patient from Hammond, Indiana is getting her second-to-last chemo treatment, and she's getting a special escort to the hospital in Indianapolis.
- By Megan Hickey, Hammond, Ind. (WLS) September 10, 2018
Monday, a 5-year-old cancer patient from Hammond, Indiana is getting her second-to-last chemo treatment, and she's getting a special escort to the hospital in Indianapolis.
Sammy left for Indianapolis with her group of Hammond police officer escorts and she was wide awake and so excited for her trip.
She arrived to find police lights flashing in front of the police department. She gave everyone a big hug and showed us her special outfit and talked about her first ever ride in a police squad car.
She was diagnosed with eye cancer when she was just 3 months old. She ultimately had to have one eye replaced, and then unfortunately the cancer returned.
Sammy's mom Diana Barr said she's overwhelmed by the support.
"She laughed, she said 'Mommy, have you ever been in a cop car?' I said, 'Nope, I guess this is a first time for everything,'" she said.
After the appointment, they're hoping to take her to lunch and maybe a little shopping trip. Sammy said she wants a teddy bear with a bow on it like the one she's wearing Monday.
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