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'Encouraging news' as 2017 sees decrease in officer fatalities
Source: WLWT5 by Dan Stefano
Date: December 28, 2017

For the first time in four years, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty decreased. There were 128 officer fatalities in 2017 – a 10 percent decrease from 2016 – according tothe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's preliminary report, which was released Thursday. The number is the lowest since 2013, when 116 officers died.

Dramatic Drop in Police Officer Deaths in 2017
Source: U.S. News & World Report by Alexa Lardieri
Date: December 28, 2017

After three years on the rise, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty is close to a 50-year low.

Gunfire Duty Deaths Down 33% in 2017
Source: Police Magazine
Date: December 28, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is reporting that gunfire killings of law enforcement officers dropped more than 30% in 2017 compared to 2016.

Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years
Source: USA TODAY by Christal Hayes
Date: December 28, 2017

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dropped sharply in 2017, marking the second-lowest toll in more than 50 years. As of Thursday, 128 officers have died in the line of duty this year, with 44 shot and killed. That's down 10% from 2016, when 143 officers died, with 66 gunned down, according to data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit aimed at honoring officers and improving safety.

Law enforcement community reflects on a deadly 2017
Source: NBC NEWS by Diana Marinaccio and Ari Melber
Date: December 28, 2017

When Louisiana police officer Shawn Anderson called his wife, Becky, on March 18, he said he had one more suspect to interview and would see her the next morning. But an hour later, a SWAT team arrived at Becky’s doorstep. They told her that her husband, an 18-year veteran of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's department, had been shot and killed responding to a call that night.

Report: 2017 One Of Safest In Decades For Police Officers On Duty
Source: Houston Public Media by Laura Isensee
Date: December 28, 2017

While 2017 has marked one of the safest years since 1959 for police officers in the country, Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty.

2017 Law Enforcement death report to be released this week
Source: FOX 7 by Noelle Newton
Date: December 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas - This week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will release its officer fatalities report. Deaths are down 13 percent over the last year, but Texas still tops the list as the most dangerous place to work.

Police Deaths Have Declined in Trump's America, but Texas Is Still the Deadliest Place to Serve
Source: Newsweek by Summer Meza
Date: November 24, 2017

The number of police officers killed by gunfire has decreased in 2017, with 41 deaths so far, compared to 62 firearm-related deaths during the first 11 months of 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

New York State Police Trooper Receives October 2017 Officer of the Month Award
Source: Long Island News & PR
Date: October 27, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Trooper Jean D’Haiti, of the New York State Police, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for October 2017.

5.11 Donates $20,000 to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Source: Police Magazine
Date: October 23, 2017

Today during the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Philadelphia, 5.11 presented the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund with a check for $20,000 from proceeds of the sale of 5.11 Defender-Flex Pants and Jeans. The Memorial Fund tells the story of American law enforcement, honors fallen officers, and works to make it safer for those who serve.

Houston police officer critically injured after traffic stop on US 59
Source: Houston Chronicle by John-Henry Perera, Margaret Kadifa, Keri Blakinger, and St. John Barned-Smith
Date: September 27, 2017

Officer Nestor Garcia, a rookie cop with the Houston Police Department, walked around the side of the patrol car to issue commands to the suspect pulled over on the darkened highway. But as he did, a driver in a Toyota Highlander plowed into the 24-year-old officer just after 2 a.m. at speeds of 50 to 60 mph, dragging him along the roadway and only narrowly avoiding other lawmen, according to Chief Art Acevedo.

16th anniv. of Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks marked in Washington
Source: Global Times
Date: September 12, 2017

Law enforcement officers gather at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 11, 2017.

Officers remember 9/11's police heroes
Source: WUSA-TV by Bruce Leshan
Date: September 11, 2017

New York Police Officer John Perry was putting in his retirement papers at police headquarters when he heard the call for a fire at the World Trade Center.

Law Enforcement Officers Killed On 9/11 Are Honored During Ceremony
Source: WBIW
Date: September 11, 2017

In the late morning of Monday, September 11, 2017, board members, staff and supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to honor the law enforcement professionals killed that day and those who died from subsequent illnesses related to rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero.

U.S. Police Killed on the Job: Number Spikes in 2017, as New York Mourns Murdered Officer
Source: Newsweek by Max Kutner
Date: July 13, 2017

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has increased in 2017, according to a midyear report that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released Thursday. As of June 30, such deaths were up 30 percent versus the same period in 2016.

3 Louisiana police officers killed in line of duty so far this year
Source: Louisiana Radio Network
Date: July 13, 2017

So far this year, 65 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, a 30 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. President and CEO Craig Floyd says the leading cause of officer deaths is traffic fatalities.

07-13 Disturbing Amount of Police Deaths
Source: First News with Jimmy Cefalo
Date: July 13, 2017

Interview with National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd *Follow the group on Twitter: @NLEOMF

Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017

The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.

Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017

There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

National Slaying of NYPD officer marks increase in line-of-duty deaths of police
Source: Washington Post by Janell Ross and Mark Berman
Date: July 6, 2017

The man who ambushed a New York officer in a parked police vehicle earlier this week, gunning her down with a shot to the head, had been acting erratically in recent weeks and was “paranoid the police were following him,” an official said Thursday. The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths.

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