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Total Fatalities: 121—↓ 14%
Firearms-related: 43—↓ 34%
Traffic-related: 46—↓ 15%
Other Causes: 32—↑ 52%
Officers remember 9/11's police heroes
Source: WUSA-TV by Bruce Leshan
Date: September 11, 2017
New York Police Officer John Perry was putting in his retirement papers at police headquarters when he heard the call for a fire at the World Trade Center.
U.S. Police Killed on the Job: Number Spikes in 2017, as New York Mourns Murdered Officer
Source: Newsweek by Max Kutner
Date: July 13, 2017
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has increased in 2017, according to a midyear report that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released Thursday. As of June 30, such deaths were up 30 percent versus the same period in 2016.
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.
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Video: CO Cops Form "Cuddle Watch" for Premature Baby of Fellow Officer
From the moment he was born at 29 weeks, Axel Winch needed a lot of love and miracles to survive.
“They let us know he had all sorts of issues genetically, physically to the point where the news was pretty devastating,” said Adam Winch, Axel’s dad. “He was in for probably a lifetime of issues medically. They’re still not sure what all of it is.” Axel was flown from Grand Junction to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora on August 1, 2017. He was treated at the NICU in the weeks and months since.”
Eventually, his mom, a Grand Junction police officer, and dad, a former officer who now owns his own business, had to go back to work.
But Axel wouldn’t be alone.
“I didn't want him to be alone,” said Sgt. Mike Pitrusu, who runs Aurora Police Department’s Employee Support and Wellness unit. “[I] came up with the idea that we would set up basically a watch, that we would have officers sign up for times to come in here and spend time with Axel.”
Aurora Police said nearly 20 officers cuddled with Axel during the days his parents couldn’t be with him. “Somebody called it the cuddle watch,” Pitrusu told 9News.
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