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2016 Memorial in the News

Number Of Police Officers Killed By Firearms Rose In 2016, Study Finds
Source: NPR
Date: December 30, 2016

The number of law enforcement officers shot and killed in the line of duty increased sharply in 2016 relative to 2015, according to a preliminary report from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Report: Ambush-Style Killing of Law Enforcement Officers on the Rise in 2016
Source: NBC Washington
Date: December 29, 2016

The National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund says there were 135 law enforcement officer deaths in 2016.

2016 saw increase in number of police killed in line of duty
Source: CBS News
Date: December 29, 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Shootings Drive up Number of Police Killed in Line of Duty
Source: ABC News
Date: December 29, 2016

Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.

Ambushes and fatal shootings fuel increase in police death toll this year
Source: Washington Post
Date: December 29, 2016

The first shots were fired just before 9 p.m. A protest against deadly shootings by police was winding down in Dallas, with demonstrators making their way back to their cars, when officers heard the initial burst of gunfire. By the time it was over, five police officers had been killed, several others were injured and a lone gunman was dead after a standoff with officers.

Deadly ambush-style attacks against police spiked in 2016
Source: Fox News
Date: December 29, 2016

135 Law Enforcement Fatalities Nationwide in 2016
Source: KOKI FOX23 News @ Noon
Date: December 29, 2016

Sharp Rise in Ambush Killings Leaves Police Officers, Families on Edge
Source: NBC News
Date: December 29, 2016

When a shooter began firing on two Baton Rouge police officers in a July ambush attack, Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola managed to take cover behind a dumpster. After calling in the attack on his radio, however, Garafola left his covered position, charging into the street to help the wounded officers.

Six days, six Georgia officers shot
Source: CNN By Max Blau, Catherine E. Shoichet and Jay Croft
Date: December 13, 2016

The past week has not been a kind one to Georgia's small-town police officers. Six days. Six officers shot. Two deaths.

Cops get gunned down in cowardly ambush attacks
Source: AMERICAN POLICE BEAT by Craig W. Floyd
Date: December 13, 2016

The shocking news that two Iowa police officers were murdered on November 2, 2016, in ambush-style shootings has put an exclamation point on one of the darkest periods for law enforcement in recent history.

Police officer who saved children from burning building to be honored
Source: FOX 29 By Fox San Antonio
Date: December 12, 2016

A local police officer was honored on Monday for saving the lives of three children who were trapped inside a burning building. Officer Tim Bowen received the December 2016 Officer of the Month award from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Monday.

64 officers have been killed by firearms in 2016
Source: WASHINGTON(ABC7) by Amy Aubert
Date: December 8, 2016

On Thursday, visitors at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial paid their respects to the fallen. “It’s a very sad time for our nation. Our police officers are under attack and when our police officers are at risk, all of us are at risk,” said Craig Floyd, President/CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Names of Fallen Officers to Be Added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: November 23, 2016

News4's Mark Segraves talked to police about how they're coping with recent attacks on officers. He also talked to those leading the way to honor those fallen officers.

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence
Source: SUN SENTINEL by Tammy Webber, Associated Press
Date: November 22, 2016

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks. One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Fallen officers: 58 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016
Source: CNN by Jason Hanna, Ralph Ellis and Steve Visser
Date: November 21, 2016

Fifty-eight law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year -- well ahead of last year's 12-month total, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

NYPD sergeant's death makes 116 officers who died on duty in 2016
Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS by Tobias Salinger
Date: November 4, 2016

The fatal shooting of an NYPD sergeant in the Bronx on Friday marked at least 116 officers who have died on duty nationwide so far in 2016.

Fatal shootings of police officers are up more than 50 percent from last year
Source: WASHINGTON POST by Christopher Ingraham
Date: November 2, 2016

Police in Iowa recently took a man named Scott Michael Greene, 46, into custody in connection with the ambush killings of two officers in the Des Moines area Wednesday morning. The killings are the 51st and 52nd police officer deaths caused by firearms this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ...

Gunman's Ambush Attacks Leave Two Officers Dead in Iowa
Source: NIGHTLY NEWS by Blake McCoy
Date: November 2, 2016

Suspect in deadly police ambush captured.

Police see heightened threat of ambush after year of unrest
Source: FOX NEWS by Edmund DeMarche
Date: October 14, 2016

Hours after five Dallas police officers were killed by sniper fire during a July protest over police aggression, a call reporting a break-in at an apartment came in to the Valdosta Police Department in Georgia.

DC's Run for the Badge and the importance of supporting law enforcement
Source: GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON
Date: September 28, 2016

It’s been a tense climate for police officers lately, with many units under scrutiny in the wake of shootings.DC's Annual Run for the Badge offers that recognition, and this morning Sgt. Greg Alemian of the DC Metropolitan Police Department as well as Craig Floyd, president of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fun, stopped by to tell us more.

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