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Total Fatalities: 41—↑ 24%
Firearms-related: 12—↓ 29%
Traffic-related: 18—↑ 50%
Other Causes: 11—↑ 175%
An Escondido police officer is being honored as one of the best in the nation
Source: CW6 San Diego by Amy DuPont
Date: February 3, 2017
An Escondido police officer will be honored at our nation’s capital for his dedication to his community. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Lieutenant Al Owens as its officer of the month for January.
CRASH ANNIVERSARY: 35 year anniversary of the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 observed
Source: CNS Maryland - Capital News Service by Lauryn Froneberger
Date: February 1, 2017
Washington’s National Law Enforcement Museum remembered the 35th anniversary of the 1984 crash of an Air Florida jet into the 14th bridge with a discussion Tuesday night that featured the pilot of the helicopter that plucked several survivors out of the icy Potomac, the (former) local TV photographer who captured the rescues on video and former Washington Police Department detective. 74 people on board the plane were killed along with four motorists.
Heroes honored 35 years after deadly Air Florida Flight 90 plane crash
Source: WJLA | by Jay Korff/ABC7
Date: January 31, 2017
It’s a seminal moment in Washington D.C. history: the crash and subsequent rescue of passengers aboard doomed Air Florida Flight 90. “I’d never seen anything like it,” Don Usher said. Usher was the U.S. Park Police pilot who swooped in under horrendous conditions to pluck a number of surviving passengers to safety.
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On March 23, 2017, at the Suffolk Police Academy in Brentwood, Matias Ferreira, a 28-year-old Marine veteran who lost both his legs from the knees down in Afghanistan, discussed his journey in the military and his road to a fulfilling his new career -- as a Suffolk County police officer. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Ferreira, who stands on titanium prosthetics, soon fulfills one of his childhood dreams. On Friday, he becomes a Suffolk County police officer.
Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 20,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters will join us in Washington, DC on May 13.
If you'd like to light a candle, your donation allows you to dedicate a virtual candle with a personalized message. It's a meaningful way to thank an officer you know or recognize the service of all officers.