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Total Fatalities: 51—↑ 31%
Firearms-related: 17—↓ 15%
Traffic-related: 22—↑ 57%
Other Causes: 12—↑ 140%
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.
Ohio State Trooper and Cleveland Police Officer killed months apart near same mile marker on I-90
Source: ABC NEWS5/Cleveland by Megan Hickey
Date: January 24, 2017
Two Northeast Ohio law enforcement officers were struck and killed by vehicles near the same mile marker on I-90 within a span of four months.
Nick Breul, Director of Officer Safety and Wellness told News 5 that two deaths in Cleveland in nearly the same spot is unusual, according to the data.
“That’s not common to have them occur in the same location like that especially during separate types of activity,” Breul explained.
35 Years After Air Florida Crash, Helicopter Used in Daring Rescue Gets New Mission
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: January 13, 2017
The helicopter that saved five lives from the frozen Potomac River needed rescuing itself. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the restoration of one of the most famous choppers in history.
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It’s easy to say that Nicole and Ervin Romans fell for each other fast. “26 days later, we got married,” Nicole said. (Credit: Gabrielle Karol, ABC10)
They became a family of six. Nicole said it was, in many ways, a perfect fit.
Ervin was a sergeant in the Oakland Police Department and a leader on the agency’s SWAT team. He had the day off on March 21, 2009, when he got the call that two officers had been shot.
“So he went out the door,” Nicole said. “An hour and a half later, I had someone knocking on my door.”
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.