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Highways are dangerous for police officers, road crews
Source: WTOP By Kate Ryan
Date: April 14, 2016

Police, emergency workers and road crews have a tough job, made tougher by the danger they encounter on interstates and busy roads. Statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that in 2015, 10 police officers died after being hit by a vehicle while they were out of their patrol cars.

Houston Officer Shot in Ambush Attack, Authorities Say
Source: NBC Nightly News By Lester Holt
Date: April 14, 2016

Investigators say the gunman fired six shots, and they are trying to determine whether the uniformed deputy was specifically targeted in the attack.

In the line of duty: Officer shooting deaths up 113%
Source: Media General by Rebecca Sapakie
Date: April 13, 2016

Four officers have been shot, and killed in less than 30 days. Seventeen in all this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) which tracks officer deaths. That’s a 113% increase in firearm-related deaths since this time last year.

Officers receive national award for lifesaving actions at house fire
Source: Gaylord HeraldTimes.com. By Mark Johnson
Date: April 8, 2016

Troopers Rick Carlson and Jim Leonard had just stopped for a cup of coffee at a Gaylord gas station when they received a call that would ultimately impact their lives for the next several months.

Startling statistics: Officer fatalities reportedly up nationwide
Source: WJLA. By Amy Aubert, ABC7
Date: April 1, 2016

According to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the total number of law enforcement officer fatalities nationwide is up.

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