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2009 NLEOMF in the News

December 31, 2009
Police safety measures work
Editorial
Charleston (SC) Post and Courier

December 30, 2009
Report: Police deaths fall across U.S. 
By William Kaempffer
New Haven (CT) Register

December 29, 2009
Law Enforcement Deaths Hit a 50-Year Low
By Charles Osgood
The Osgood File (Westwood One)

December 29, 2009
Police deaths decrease, but fatal shootings climb
By Haya El Nasser
USA Today

December 29, 2009
Spike in Police Gunfire Deaths in Wash. 
By Liz Jones
KUOW 94.9-FM (Seattle) 

December 29, 2009
Report: More law officers shot, killed in '09; overall fatalities down
CNN.com

December 29, 2009
Number of police who died on duty declines nationwide 
By Sadie Gurman
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 29, 2009
Law enforcement deaths down in 2009 
United Press International

December 28, 2009
Tough times, but less crime
Editorial
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

December 28, 2009
Fewer Law Enforcement Officers Died on Job in 2009 
By Larry Margasak
The Associated Press (New York Times)

December 21, 2009
Elm Grove Officer Gets National Honor
By The Associated Press
WTMJ-AM (Milwaukee)

December 18, 2009
Capt. Dennis Cagle's farewell surrounded by a sea of blue
By Nicholas Beadle
Jackson (TN) Sun

December 17, 2009
Calendar Honors Fallen Mid-State Officers
By Amanda Hara
News Channel 5, WTVF-Nashville (TN)

December 16, 2009
In Harm's Way
Editorial
Wilmington (NC) Star-News

December 16, 2009
Law officers more and more in harm's way
Editorial
Orangeburg (SC) Times and Democrat

December 13, 2009
Police rookies, recruits believe doing job trumps danger
By Jill King Greenwood 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

December 12, 2009
Number of Cops Fatally Shot Up 24% in 2009
By Colleen Long
The Associated Press

December 8, 2009
Job is 'more dangerous,' cops say
By David Wenner
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)

December 7, 2009
Pennsylvania Ranks 4th in Police Deaths
By Joe Delano
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, PA)

December 1, 2009
Heightened Respect: Every officer of the law should understand the depth of a community's appreciation
The Columbian (Clark County, WA)

December 1, 2009
Pittsburgh's still-grieving heart goes out to Lakewood
By Jill King Greenwood 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

November 30, 2009
Seattle police ambush: cop-killing rampages up this year
By Michael B. Farrell 
The Christian Science Monitor

November 30, 2009
'Latest incident ranks among deadliest days in U.S. law enforcement history'
By Scott Gutierrez
Seattle Post Intelligencer

November 30, 2009
Slaying of Lakewood officers latest in grim list nationwide
By Stacey Mulick
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune

November 30, 2009
Local reaction to Wash. manhunt
By Theola Labbe-DeBose
The Washington Post

November 13, 2009
Outraged police rally on UMass campus
By Kristin Palpini
Daily Hampshire (MA) Gazette

November 12, 2009
Legacy of Macon Sheriff Amerson finds home in D.C.
By Jeff Thompson
The Tuskegee (AL) News

October 9, 2009
Officer Killed in 1909 Honored
The Washington Times

September 2, 2009
Georgetown incident is Delaware's first police shooting in 37 years
Sussex (DE) Countian

August 1, 2009
COPS camp helps children of slain officers grieve and grow
By Tom Kertscher
Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel

July 13, 2009
Officer deaths up in first half of '09
By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

July 13, 2009
Deaths of police on duty rise 20 percent, according to U.S. report
By Mike Cronin
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

June 18, 2009
Deputy who shot Eldora killer honored
By Laura Snider
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera

May 2009
Honoring the Fallen by Continuing Our Mission
By Russell B. Laine, Chief of Police, Algonquin, IL
Police Chief Magazine

May 21, 2009
East Bridgewater, Carver officers who died decades ago in line of duty have names inscribed on national monument
By Maureen Boyle
Brockton (MA) Enterprise

April 18, 2009
Grieving city officers bear 'new normal'
By Jill King Greenwood and Chris Togneri
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

March 17, 2009
Killed in the Line of Duty (Video)
By Valerie Gutierrez
KSFY-TV, Sioux Falls, SD

February 24, 2009
Holden police chief has a criminal collection
By Lisa D. Welsh
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette

January 2, 2009
A Safer Year: Nationwide, fewer police officers died on duty in 2008
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard (editorial)

January 2009
Going home at night
By Rebecca Kanable
Law Enforcement Technology