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Total Fatalities: 93—↓ 2%
Firearms-related: 33—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 38—↑ 6%
Other Causes: 22—↑ 29%
National Police Memorial Adds Name of 3 DC-Area Officers
Source: Associated Press
Date: May 1, 2017
Three Washington-area police officers who died in the line of duty are having their names added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Names of 3 local officers being added to National Police Memorial
Source: WTOP by Kathy Stewart
Date: April 30, 2017
The names of three local police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016 are being added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson was killed by friendly fire. Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon was killed only hours into her very first shift as a police officer. The name of Cpl. Harvey Snook, of the Arlington County Police Department, is also being added to the memorial this year after he died in January 2016 from cancer caused while working recovery efforts at the Pentagon following 9/11 attack.
Detroit cops honored for finding kidnapped baby
Source: The Detroit News by George Hunter
Date: April 11, 2017
Two Detroit police officers who used a law enforcement-oriented search engine last year to help find a kidnapped baby girl with sickle cell anemia were honored Tuesday by the company that developed the program.
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Credit: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle
Tomball boy whose policeman-dad died in 2011 crash gets escort to school from 100 officers
When Alisha Will needs a hand around her Tomball home — moving the refrigerator, hanging a flag above the garage, the kinds of chores her husband would have done — she calls or texts members of her family in blue.
Inevitably, off-duty police officers arrive quickly, offering more help than she needs.
A couple weeks ago, Alisha put out one of those messages. Her 5-year-old son was about to start kindergarten, but he wouldn't be sharing the moment with his father, a Houston police officer who was killed in an on-duty crash in 2011. Wouldn't it be nice, she asked, if a few officers walked the boy down the street to his first day of school?
"All I did was send a text saying, 'Hey, can I have some guys come to the house?'" Alisha said. "I thought four, five, maybe six."
True to form, the officers over-delivered.
Shortly after 7 a.m., as the sun rose on a sticky August morning, about 100 officers — most of them from the Houston Police Department, 13 of them mounted on horseback — arrived at the Will family home. Together, they picked up Kevin Will Jr., dressed sharply in a button-down shirt, blue jeans and sparkling white sneakers, and started the .7-mile trek to Wildwood Elementary School in Tomball.
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