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Study: Firearms fatalities for law enforcement jumped 72 percent
Source: WJLA by Kristine Frazao, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Date: July 20, 2016

At the National Police Officers Memorial in Washington DC, the wreaths keep arriving. “Unfortunately we are the only memorial here in the United States in our nation’s capital that has to add new names to that memorial each and every year,” said Craig Floyd, President & CEO National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Craig W. Floyd interviewed by WTOP Radio
Source: WTOP Radio by Hillary Howard and Dimitri Sotis
Date: July 18, 2016

Craig W. Floyd, President and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, talks with WTOP Radio.

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015
Source: CNN By Emanuella Grinberg
Date: July 17, 2016

As of Sunday, 31 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which keeps data on officers killed on the job.

Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’
Source: The New York Times By Timothy Williams and Alan Blinder
Date: July 17, 2016

“Officer down!” an officer screamed frantically into his police radio Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, La. “Shots fired! Officer down!” One of the most dreaded calls in policing triggered a surge of officers to the city’s Airline Highway, not far from Police Headquarters, an agonizing replay of the distress calls 10 days earlier that prompted the Dallas police to scramble to the aid of their fallen colleagues.

It's not just Dallas — police officers have been killed across the country
Source: Los Angeles Times by Erica Evans
Date: July 13, 2016

When five police officers were killed and nine more wounded in an attack during a protest march in Dallas last week, it rattled the nation. With the Dallas shootings, 26 police officers have died in the line of duty so far this year, compared to 18 officers who had died at this point in 2015, according the statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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