Cranston recognizes police officers' life-saving efforts
Source: Providence Journal By Gregory Smith
Date: May 18, 2016
In the words of a national law enforcement organization, saving two lives in separate incidents in eight days is an “extraordinary feat."
And that’s what Officer Brenton Medeiros, 26, a 2½-year member of the Cranston Police Department, did last year to earn himself the prestigious Officer of the Month award for May 2016 from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Adding names to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, including Ofc. Leotta
Source: ABC7 By Amy Aubert
Date: April 25, 2016
Engravers are adding the names of the 2015 fallen officers to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. They're adding 252 names this year, including the names of fallen officers from last year along with the names of officers killed in prior years.
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.