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Total Fatalities: 45—↑ 2%
Firearms-related: 25— ↑ 67%
Traffic-related: 14— ↓ 18%
Other Causes: 6— ↓ 50%
Houston police officer critically injured after traffic stop on US 59
Source: Houston Chronicle by John-Henry Perera, Margaret Kadifa, Keri Blakinger, and St. John Barned-Smith
Date: September 27, 2017
Officer Nestor Garcia, a rookie cop with the Houston Police Department, walked around the side of the patrol car to issue commands to the suspect pulled over on the darkened highway. But as he did, a driver in a Toyota Highlander plowed into the 24-year-old officer just after 2 a.m. at speeds of 50 to 60 mph, dragging him along the roadway and only narrowly avoiding other lawmen, according to Chief Art Acevedo.
16th anniv. of Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks marked in Washington
Source: Global Times
Date: September 12, 2017
Law enforcement officers gather at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 11, 2017.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed On 9/11 Are Honored During Ceremony
Date: September 11, 2017
In the late morning of Monday, September 11, 2017, board members, staff and supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to honor the law enforcement professionals killed that day and those who died from subsequent illnesses related to rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero.
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(Photo courtesy of Jacob Moore) Article by Allison Klein, Washington Post
A police officer rescued a couple from this burning home. He went back in for the dog.
Officer Jacob Moore stepped into the Buena Vista, Va., police station one morning last week and heard an alert that a house was on fire. It was on the street where he lived.
He got into his squad car and dashed over. Flames were leaping off the house of a retired couple he knew — which was four houses away from his own home.
He went in the front door and saw one of the homeowners, Lovie Atkinson, standing in the kitchen as it quickly filled with smoke.
“She didn’t know what was truly going on,” said Moore, 28, who has been a Buena Vista officer for two years. “She was standing there screaming for her dog. She didn’t want to leave her dog. She was screaming, Zoey! Zoey! Zoey!”
The rest was captured by his body camera: Atkinson ran back into the house and went upstairs, yelling for Zoey, who began to bark.
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