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Total Fatalities: 114—↓ 15%
Firearms-related: 41—↓ 34%
Traffic-related: 41—↓ 20%
Other Causes: 32—↑ 52%
CRASH ANNIVERSARY: 35 year anniversary of the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 observed
Source: CNS Maryland - Capital News Service by Lauryn Froneberger
Date: February 1, 2017
Washington’s National Law Enforcement Museum remembered the 35th anniversary of the 1984 crash of an Air Florida jet into the 14th bridge with a discussion Tuesday night that featured the pilot of the helicopter that plucked several survivors out of the icy Potomac, the (former) local TV photographer who captured the rescues on video and former Washington Police Department detective. 74 people on board the plane were killed along with four motorists.
Heroes honored 35 years after deadly Air Florida Flight 90 plane crash
Source: WJLA | by Jay Korff/ABC7
Date: January 31, 2017
It’s a seminal moment in Washington D.C. history: the crash and subsequent rescue of passengers aboard doomed Air Florida Flight 90. “I’d never seen anything like it,” Don Usher said. Usher was the U.S. Park Police pilot who swooped in under horrendous conditions to pluck a number of surviving passengers to safety.
Ohio State Trooper and Cleveland Police Officer killed months apart near same mile marker on I-90
Source: ABC NEWS5/Cleveland by Megan Hickey
Date: January 24, 2017
Two Northeast Ohio law enforcement officers were struck and killed by vehicles near the same mile marker on I-90 within a span of four months.
Nick Breul, Director of Officer Safety and Wellness told News 5 that two deaths in Cleveland in nearly the same spot is unusual, according to the data.
“That’s not common to have them occur in the same location like that especially during separate types of activity,” Breul explained.
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Chief Art Acevedo, Houston (TX) Police Department gets his hug from Rosalyn Baldwin. (Courtesy of Click2Houston.com)
Hugs in Houston: Girl on mission to show love to an officer in every state makes H-town stop
“I’m hugging the police officers. That’s what I’m doing,” said 7-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin.
Baldwin's mission is called "Rosalyn Loves." Her goal is to hug a police officer in every state. On her website, she said she wishes to, "Unite communities by demonstrating her sincere love and appreciation for those who have committed their lives to serving and protecting the people of our nation."
“God sent me on this mission of love,” said Rosalyn. “He said, ‘Rosalyn, you need to help these police officers.’”
“When she hugs them, hugs the police officers, they say that a lot, there’s something different in her hug cause she really means it and she’s really praying for them,” said mother Alicia Baldwin.
Rosalyn’s idea came to life after five Dallas police officers were killed last year. She also prayed for Houston residents during Hurricane Harvey.
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