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Names of Fallen Officers to Be Added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: November 23, 2016

News4's Mark Segraves talked to police about how they're coping with recent attacks on officers. He also talked to those leading the way to honor those fallen officers.

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence
Source: SUN SENTINEL by Tammy Webber, Associated Press
Date: November 22, 2016

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks. One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Fallen officers: 58 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016
Source: CNN by Jason Hanna, Ralph Ellis and Steve Visser
Date: November 21, 2016

Fifty-eight law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year -- well ahead of last year's 12-month total, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

NYPD sergeant's death makes 116 officers who died on duty in 2016
Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS by Tobias Salinger
Date: November 4, 2016

The fatal shooting of an NYPD sergeant in the Bronx on Friday marked at least 116 officers who have died on duty nationwide so far in 2016.

Gunman's Ambush Attacks Leave Two Officers Dead in Iowa
Source: NIGHTLY NEWS by Blake McCoy
Date: November 2, 2016

Suspect in deadly police ambush captured.

Fatal shootings of police officers are up more than 50 percent from last year
Source: WASHINGTON POST by Christopher Ingraham
Date: November 2, 2016

Police in Iowa recently took a man named Scott Michael Greene, 46, into custody in connection with the ambush killings of two officers in the Des Moines area Wednesday morning. The killings are the 51st and 52nd police officer deaths caused by firearms this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ...

Police see heightened threat of ambush after year of unrest
Source: FOX NEWS by Edmund DeMarche
Date: October 14, 2016

Hours after five Dallas police officers were killed by sniper fire during a July protest over police aggression, a call reporting a break-in at an apartment came in to the Valdosta Police Department in Georgia.

DC's Run for the Badge and the importance of supporting law enforcement
Source: GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON
Date: September 28, 2016

It’s been a tense climate for police officers lately, with many units under scrutiny in the wake of shootings.DC's Annual Run for the Badge offers that recognition, and this morning Sgt. Greg Alemian of the DC Metropolitan Police Department as well as Craig Floyd, president of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fun, stopped by to tell us more.

Memorial Fund Chairman Ashcroft reacts to NY/NJ bomb attacks
Source: FOX Business Network
Date: September 19, 2016

Sept. 19, 2016 - Memorial Fund Chairman John Ashcroft on why he thinks additional threats could further compromise national security.

Ashcroft: weekend attacks show bond between law enforcement and community is critical
Source: MISSOURINET by Alisa Nelson
Date: September 19, 2016

Attacks in three states over the weekend have some on edge. An explosive injured 29 people in New York City. Three pipe bombs were detonated in a garbage can in New Jersey, but no one was hurt.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Midday
Source: 5 ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS Midday
Date: September 16, 2016

Jon Adler and Ken Hartwick, bow their heads during a moment of silence at a ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, Monday, Sept. 12, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

US police delegation visits Israel to learn counter-terrorism techniques, hold 9/11 ceremony
Source: ISRAEL NEWS. by Daniel K. Eisenbud
Date: September 9, 2016

US police delegation visits Israel to learn counter-terrorism techniques, hold 9/11 ceremony

PODCAST: Domestic scenes most dangerous for officers
Source: AM740 KTRH NEWSRADIO by Matt Patrick
Date: August 5, 2016

Houston's Morning News with Matt Patrick and welcomes Michael Keith of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to discuss the highest risk for cops when they arrive at a scene. Domestic issue calls are the most dangerous for law enforcement. Why? Listen in!

Report: Domestic Calls Most Dangerous for Cops
Source: AM740 KTRH NEWSRADIO, Inc. by iHeartMedia's Nik Rajkovic
Date: August 5, 2016

A five-year study of police fatalities details the dangers law enforcement officers face each day. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found domestic disputes accounted for the highest number of fatal calls for service.

One-third of officers killed responding to calls were alone, new study of police deaths finds
Source: The Washington Post By Tom Jackman
Date: August 1, 2016

Although police officials have long recognized the need for two officers to respond on any kind of call with a potential for danger, a new study found that 34 percent of officers killed while responding to calls over a recent five-year period did not have backup when they were slain.

Shooting deaths of police up 78 percent this year; ‘troubling’ to memorial fund
Source: The Washington Times By Andrea Noble
Date: July 27, 2016

The number of U.S. law enforcement officers shot dead on the job is up 78 percent this year compared with the same period last year, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Report: Deadly shootings of officers up 78 percent
Source: Fox News - Peter Doocy reports from Washington
Date: July 27, 2016

Deadly shootings of officers up 78%—Shepard Smith Reporting.

Craig W. Floyd interviewed on Sean & Frank in the Morning
Source: Sean & Frank in the Morning by Sean Casey
Date: July 27, 2016

Craig W. Floyd, President and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, talks with Sean Casey, Sean & Frank in the Morning.

Study: Firearms fatalities for law enforcement jumped 72 percent
Source: WJLA by Kristine Frazao, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Date: July 20, 2016

At the National Police Officers Memorial in Washington DC, the wreaths keep arriving. “Unfortunately we are the only memorial here in the United States in our nation’s capital that has to add new names to that memorial each and every year,” said Craig Floyd, President & CEO National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Craig W. Floyd interviewed by WTOP Radio
Source: WTOP Radio by Hillary Howard and Dimitri Sotis
Date: July 18, 2016

Craig W. Floyd, President and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, talks with WTOP Radio.

Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’
Source: The New York Times By Timothy Williams and Alan Blinder
Date: July 17, 2016

“Officer down!” an officer screamed frantically into his police radio Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, La. “Shots fired! Officer down!” One of the most dreaded calls in policing triggered a surge of officers to the city’s Airline Highway, not far from Police Headquarters, an agonizing replay of the distress calls 10 days earlier that prompted the Dallas police to scramble to the aid of their fallen colleagues.

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015
Source: CNN By Emanuella Grinberg
Date: July 17, 2016

As of Sunday, 31 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which keeps data on officers killed on the job.

It's not just Dallas — police officers have been killed across the country
Source: Los Angeles Times by Erica Evans
Date: July 13, 2016

When five police officers were killed and nine more wounded in an attack during a protest march in Dallas last week, it rattled the nation. With the Dallas shootings, 26 police officers have died in the line of duty so far this year, compared to 18 officers who had died at this point in 2015, according the statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Cop Killers: Fatal Shootings of Police Are Rising
Source: Newsweek by Max Kutner
Date: July 12, 2016

As protesters filled the streets in cities across the United States following the killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota by police in early July, the normally sleepy Twitter account for Dallas Area Rapid Transit turned grim.

Craig W. Floyd on KOMO Newsradio, Seattle
Source: KOMO Newsradio, Seattle by Herb Weisbaum
Date: July 11, 2016

Craig W. Floyd, President and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, interviewed on KOMO Newsradio, Seattle.

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