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Total Fatalities: 112—↑ 2%
Firearms-related: 45— ↑ 15%
Traffic-related: 36— ↓ 5%
Other Causes: 31—↓ 6%
'Encouraging news' as 2017 sees decrease in officer fatalities
Source: WLWT5 by Dan Stefano
Date: December 28, 2017
For the first time in four years, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty decreased. There were 128 officer fatalities in 2017 – a 10 percent decrease from 2016 – according tothe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's preliminary report, which was released Thursday. The number is the lowest since 2013, when 116 officers died.
Gunfire Duty Deaths Down 33% in 2017
Source: Police Magazine
Date: December 28, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is reporting that gunfire killings of law enforcement officers dropped more than 30% in 2017 compared to 2016.
2017 Law Enforcement death report to be released this week
Source: FOX 7 by Noelle Newton
Date: December 26, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas - This week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will release its officer fatalities report. Deaths are down 13 percent over the last year, but Texas still tops the list as the most dangerous place to work.
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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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