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Total Fatalities: 92—↓ 2%
Firearms-related: 33—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 37—↑ 3%
Other Causes: 22—↑ 38%
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.
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.
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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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