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OPD OFFICER’S INJURY HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALLS
Source: by Brendan Byrne 90.7 (WMFE)
Date: July 27, 2018

A domestic violence incident turned deadly last month when the suspect killed four children and himself, and critically wounded one of the responding officers. The incident highlights the dangers law enforcement face when responding to domestic violence calls.

73 law enforcement officers killed in first half of 2018; gun-related deaths up 24 percent
Source: AJC by Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Date: July 11, 2018

A total of 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2018 -- a 12 percent increase over last year, according to a preliminary report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Number of slain police officers up for 2018, on track to surpass previous year's total
Source: Washington Examiner by Anna Giaritelli
Date: July 10, 2018

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 is on track to be higher than the 128 law enforcement officers killed in 2017, according to a half-year report that was released Tuesday. Exactly 73 officers were killed between Jan. 1 and June 30, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund concluded.

National organization recognizes deputies for saving woman’s life
Source: Manning Live by STAFF REPORTS
Date: May 22, 2018

Three deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office who saved a woman from a submerged vehicle a little more than a year ago have already been recognized multiple times locally. Now, the trio has been recognized nationally. Maj. Donnie Drose, Cpl. Kevin Wilson and Sgt. Clay Conyers were recognized this week as June 2018 Officers of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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