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LVMPD detective honored after heart-wrenching decision during Las Vegas mass shooting
Source: NBC 3 News, Las Vegas by Nathan O'Neal
Date: March 6, 2018

It was the moment when gunfire rained down on the Las Vegas Strip. The moment when everyday heroes were forged out of tragedy. Det. Golgart will be honored at a special awards ceremony along with other Officer of the Month Award recipients for 2018 in Washington, D.C. next year.

We're 6 weeks into the year and there have already been 11 officers shot to death
Source: CNN by Joe Sterling and Alanne Orjoux
Date: February 12, 2018

In the first six weeks of the year, 11 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot in the line of duty. Six of them died in just one week, said Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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.

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(Photo courtesy of Jacob Moore) Article by Allison Klein, Washington Post

A police officer rescued a couple from this burning home. He went back in for the dog.

Officer Jacob Moore stepped into the Buena Vista, Va., police station one morning last week and heard an alert that a house was on fire. It was on the street where he lived.

He got into his squad car and dashed over. Flames were leaping off the house of a retired couple he knew — which was four houses away from his own home.

He went in the front door and saw one of the homeowners, Lovie Atkinson, standing in the kitchen as it quickly filled with smoke.

“She didn’t know what was truly going on,” said Moore, 28, who has been a Buena Vista officer for two years. “She was standing there screaming for her dog. She didn’t want to leave her dog. She was screaming, Zoey! Zoey! Zoey!”

The rest was captured by his body camera: Atkinson ran back into the house and went upstairs, yelling for Zoey, who began to bark.

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Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

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