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Number of police killed by guns up 56% in 2014
Source: Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
Date: December 31, 2014

Police deaths soar 24% in 2014 with ambush attacks leading cause
Source: David Sherfinski, The Washington Times
Date: December 30, 2014

Police officers' killings raise tensions in midst of protests
Source: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, SFGATE
Date: December 22, 2014

Nation's Police On Edge After New York Ambush
Source: Pete Williams, NBC NEWS
Date: December 22, 2014

Panel to consider tracking of civilians killed by police
Source: Kevin Johnson, USA Today
Date: December 12, 2014

A reminder to charlatans who demonize all police
Source: Greta Van Sustern, Off the Record
Date: December 5, 2014

Officer Wins Award
Source: Alexandra Johnson, WBKB 11
Date: December 2, 2014

Connellsville's Crawford Bridge to be renamed
Source: Mark Hoffman, Trib Live
Date: November 26, 2014

The Stab or Bullet Proof Vest to Protect Corrections Officers at Work
Source: Matthew Gay, Corrections.com
Date: November 24, 2014

Former LPPD officer to be honored in D.C.
Source: Jessica O'Brien, The News Dispatch
Date: November 23, 2014

Hundreds mark 20-year anniversary of DC police headquarters shooting
Source: Paul Wagner, Fox 5 News
Date: November 21, 2014

Eagle Scout project to honor emergency personnel killed in the line of duty
Source: John Stevens, Lehigh Valley Live
Date: November 16, 2014

State Police captain attends FBI National Academy
Source: Ruidoso News
Date: November 6, 2014

Technology Co-Developed by Ford and Telogis Aims to Improve Police Officer, Public Safety
Source: The Ford Motor Company
Date: October 28, 2014

In Remembrance: Honoring Police End-of-Watch Fatalities
Source: The Epoch Times
Date: October 24, 2014

Monroe students honor slain deputy in D.C.
Source: Liz Fabian, The Telegraph
Date: October 8, 2014

FOP Critical Incident Memorial Team takes care of its own
Source: Rob Earnshaw, The Times of Northwest Indiana
Date: September 27, 2014

The Critical Incident Memorial Team covers the entire state and assists agencies and families of officers killed in the line of duty. The team's leadership is local — Lake County Sheriff's Department Chief Tim Downs is its president. Downs also is president of the Indiana FOP. The team's chairman, Joe Hamer, is a former Gary police officer now with the Sheriff's Department.

Minnesota state trooper given national award for flood rescue
Source: Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune
Date: September 22, 2014

Minn. Trooper Receives National Award for Saving Woman Stranded in Floodwaters
Source: KSTP News
Date: September 22, 2014

Shooting Deaths of On-Duty Police Up 67 Percent
Source: John Blosser, Newsmax
Date: September 10, 2014

Veteran RPD captain works to preserve legacy of slain colleague
Source: Gary Craig, Democrat & Chronicle
Date: September 8, 2014

6 Port Authority police officers from Hudson among 72 to be honored at 9/11 event in D.C.
Source: Wilson Conde, The Jersey Journal
Date: September 5, 2014

25 years since WPD's first on-duty death - Colleagues remember Keith Nivala
Source: Michael Hartwell, Sentinel & Enterprise
Date: August 24, 2014

Has San Bernardino's bankruptcy made it more dangerous?
Source: Cassie Macduff, The Press Enterprise
Date: August 22, 2014

Hutch gas station crash: Hero trooper to be honored
Source: Richard Liebson, The Journal News
Date: August 19, 2014

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