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Nutley seeks heart attack prevention for police
Source: northjersey.com by Owen Proctor, Staff Writer
Date: February 11, 2018

Shootings and accidents aren’t the only dangers for police officers. “Job-related illnesses, such as heart attacks, are an ongoing problem in law enforcement," Nick Breul, director of the memorial fund's Officers Safety and Wellness Program, said in an email statement.

Report: Domestic Calls Most Commonly Lead To Officer Shooting Deaths
Source: Colorado Public Radio by Rachel Estabrook | Nick Breul Speaks With Ryan Warner
Date: January 5, 2018

Funeral services are today for the officer gunned down in Douglas County last weekend. Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish was 29. There are many outstanding questions about what happened and why the shooter opened fire on Parrish and other officers, four of whom were injured, along with two civilians. But the incident prompted Colorado Matters to look into the leading causes of officer deaths on duty. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, across the country there were 135 officer deaths on duty in 2016, the last year for which complete data is available.

Det. Weiland to be honored in Washington D.C., local law enforcement raise money to send officers
Source: NBC NEWS WATCH12
Date: January 2, 2018

Last year on March 22, Detective Jason Weiland and three other community members were killed during a shooting spree in the Wausau area. Now, Weiland's family is hoping a permanent memorial will help his legacy live on. "I've been to the memorial with Jason," said Kara Weiland, Jason's wife. Kara remembers her and Jason's trip to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. "It's just a somber place of just reflecting and remembering those we've lost," said Kara. They took the trip in 2015. Now, she's preparing to go again.

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