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Total Fatalities: 92—↓ 2%
Firearms-related: 33—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 37—↑ 3%
Other Causes: 22—↑ 38%
Law officer deaths in the line of duty up 10 percent in 2017
Date: April 4, 2017
The shooting death of a deputy constable in Texas this week added to the rise in U.S. law officers killed in the line of duty in 2017: 34 so far this year, a jump of 10 percent from 2016.
Antigo officers receive national honors
Source: Antigo Daily Journal
Date: March 24, 2017
Andrew Hopfensperger, the Antigo police officer who brought a potentially deadly plot at the 2016 high school prom to a sudden close on the evening of April 23, and Ryan Bula, who was with him that night, received a major awards Wednesday.
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.
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Credit: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle
Tomball boy whose policeman-dad died in 2011 crash gets escort to school from 100 officers
When Alisha Will needs a hand around her Tomball home — moving the refrigerator, hanging a flag above the garage, the kinds of chores her husband would have done — she calls or texts members of her family in blue.
Inevitably, off-duty police officers arrive quickly, offering more help than she needs.
A couple weeks ago, Alisha put out one of those messages. Her 5-year-old son was about to start kindergarten, but he wouldn't be sharing the moment with his father, a Houston police officer who was killed in an on-duty crash in 2011. Wouldn't it be nice, she asked, if a few officers walked the boy down the street to his first day of school?
"All I did was send a text saying, 'Hey, can I have some guys come to the house?'" Alisha said. "I thought four, five, maybe six."
True to form, the officers over-delivered.
Shortly after 7 a.m., as the sun rose on a sticky August morning, about 100 officers — most of them from the Houston Police Department, 13 of them mounted on horseback — arrived at the Will family home. Together, they picked up Kevin Will Jr., dressed sharply in a button-down shirt, blue jeans and sparkling white sneakers, and started the .7-mile trek to Wildwood Elementary School in Tomball.
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