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Mississippi officer takes fire: How often are cops shot on the job?
Source: The Christian Science Monitor, By Michelle Toh
Date: August 19, 2015

Authorities in northern Mississippi are searching for a man who shot and wounded a police officer as he responded to a prowler call early Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.

Fallen officers: Separated by thousands of miles, united by similar dangers
Source: CNN, By Faith Karimi
Date: August 3, 2015

Attacks thousands of miles apart, under different circumstances, have left 19 law enforcement officers dead nationwide this year. The latest addition to this grim tally was the slaying of Officer Sean Bolton, who was shot multiple times over the weekend by a passenger in a car during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.

64 Police Officers Have Died in the First Half of 2015
Source: Newsweek, By Victoria Bekiempis
Date: July 21, 2015

Sixty-four law enforcement officers have died on the job from January to June 2015, a 3 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to a new report.

National report shows 64 officers have been killed in line of duty
Source: WTHITV10.com
Date: July 21, 2015

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued their yearly report stating 64 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2015.

Move Over or Stay in Lane: Are Vehicles Following the Law?
Source: WSET-TV, By Kody Leibowitz
Date: June 5, 2015

Move Over or Stay in Lane: Are Vehicles Following the Law? A dash cam video of a 2012 incident where a Maryland State Trooper survived being hit by a tractor trailer on the side of the road. Last year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported 22 public safety officials were hit and killed by a vehicle.

Yolo County Sheriff’s Office wins traffic safety award
Source: Daily Democrat
Date: May 27, 2015

F.L.E.O.A. Honors Eight Fallen Heroes at OKC Remembrance Ceremony
Source: Police Magazine
Date: April 27, 2015

FLEOA hosted a 20-Year Remembrance Ceremony to honor the eight law enforcement who died in the Oklahoma City bombing ‎in 1995.

Names of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu Etched into DC Monument
Source: WABC
Date: April 21, 2015

Four months after they were killed, New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu became a permanent part of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

State trooper who kept man from jumping off I-95 Tydings Bridge receives national honor
Source: The Baltimore Sun
Date: April 1, 2015

State Trooper Trevor Casper to be honored at 2016 law enforcement memorials
Source: WTAQ
Date: April 1, 2015

Capitol Police officer hailed hero, credited with saving man’s life
Source: News Channel 8
Date: February 24, 2015

Barger commended for helping to save woman's life
Source: The Jackson County Times-Journal
Date: February 5, 2015

SHOT Show 2015: Officer Ambushes Put in Focus
Source: Paul Peluso, Officer.com
Date: January 22, 2015

Hundreds march in DC to thank police for their service
Source: Fox5 DC
Date: January 17, 2015

EDITORIAL: Protect our law enforcement officers
Source: The Times Editorial Board
Date: January 8, 2015

The Thin Blue Line unites officers worldwide
Source: USA Today
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