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Editorial: Stay alert this holiday season
Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star
Date: November 25, 2015

Traffic congestion on roads and highways is on the increase as the holidays burst upon us. It is among the more dangerous times of year for travelers, and a heightened sense of awareness and safety is essential for every motorist on the road.

NY trooper who caught escaped inmate in June is honored
Date: November 20, 2015

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says Sgt. Jay Cook is its Officer of the Month for November. Cook spotted escaped inmate David Sweat near the Canadian border on June 28 and shot him twice as he fled.

Respect due to fallen police officers
Source: The Washington Post, Letters to the Editor by Craig W. Floyd
Date: November 15, 2015

The Nov. 5 front-page article “Illinois officer died in ‘carefully staged suicide’ ” said that the officer “was not among the handful of police officers shot and killed by a suspect this year.” Thirty-one officers nationwide have been killed by criminal suspects this year. To describe those deaths as a “handful” greatly disrespects their supreme sacrifice, as well as the 20,538 fallen heroes whose names are on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Philippi police chief honored for helping talk down armed student
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Date: October 22, 2015

Philippi’s police chief has been recognized for helping talk down a high schooler who held his classmates and teacher hostage and then threatened suicide. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced in a press release Thursday that it selected Jeffery Walters as its Officer of the Month for October.

Weekend ride, run honors fallen law enforcement officers
Source: WTOP By Kathy Stewart
Date: October 11, 2015

The Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember honors fallen men and women in blue.

Are more police being targeted? There's more rhetoric than evidence
Source: Houston Chronicle By Lisa Falkenberg
Date: September 11, 2015

The only thing more frightening than the idea that Deputy Darren Goforth was killed solely because of his uniform is the suggestion that it's part of a growing pattern.

As officers are gunned down, police feel under attack: ‘It’s tough feeling like you have a target on you’
Source: The Washington Post, By Kari Lydersen
Date: September 3, 2015

The humid night air vibrated with the sound of cicadas and helicopters as police scoured the woods in this village near the Wisconsin border, searching for three men suspected of gunning down a local police lieutenant.

Are More Police Getting Killed?
Source: Associated Press By Michael Tarm
Date: September 2, 2015

The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked.

Seeking Answers in Deputy’s Slaying
Source: The Wall Street Journal, By Kris Maher
Date: August 30, 2015

Law-enforcement officials in Texas continued to search for a motive Sunday in the execution-style killing of a sheriff’s deputy Friday night near Houston.

Law enforcement is a dangerous challenge
Source: The Gazette
Date: August 30, 2015

Friday night, a Harris County, Texas, deputy sheriff was shot, execution-style, while refueling his patrol car. The only motive appears to be the badge he was wearing. It was a senseless, tragic death. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, had a wife and children.

Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriff
Source: Reuters, By Kevin Murphy and Alex Dobuzinskis
Date: August 30, 2015

The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform.

Nearly a quarter of the police officers shot and killed this year have been in Louisiana
Source: The Washington Post, By Mark Berman
Date: August 27, 2015

On Wednesday, a Louisiana police officer named Henry Nelson was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic dispute. Nelson is the 22nd police officer shot and killed by a suspect so far this year, but he is the second law enforcement officer killed in Louisiana this week.

Mississippi officer takes fire: How often are cops shot on the job?
Source: The Christian Science Monitor, By Michelle Toh
Date: August 19, 2015

Authorities in northern Mississippi are searching for a man who shot and wounded a police officer as he responded to a prowler call early Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.

Fallen officers: Separated by thousands of miles, united by similar dangers
Source: CNN, By Faith Karimi
Date: August 3, 2015

Attacks thousands of miles apart, under different circumstances, have left 19 law enforcement officers dead nationwide this year. The latest addition to this grim tally was the slaying of Officer Sean Bolton, who was shot multiple times over the weekend by a passenger in a car during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.

National report shows 64 officers have been killed in line of duty
Date: July 21, 2015

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued their yearly report stating 64 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2015.

64 Police Officers Have Died in the First Half of 2015
Source: Newsweek, By Victoria Bekiempis
Date: July 21, 2015

Sixty-four law enforcement officers have died on the job from January to June 2015, a 3 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to a new report.

Move Over or Stay in Lane: Are Vehicles Following the Law?
Source: WSET-TV, By Kody Leibowitz
Date: June 5, 2015

Move Over or Stay in Lane: Are Vehicles Following the Law? A dash cam video of a 2012 incident where a Maryland State Trooper survived being hit by a tractor trailer on the side of the road. Last year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported 22 public safety officials were hit and killed by a vehicle.

Yolo County Sheriff’s Office wins traffic safety award
Source: Daily Democrat
Date: May 27, 2015

F.L.E.O.A. Honors Eight Fallen Heroes at OKC Remembrance Ceremony
Source: Police Magazine
Date: April 27, 2015

FLEOA hosted a 20-Year Remembrance Ceremony to honor the eight law enforcement who died in the Oklahoma City bombing ‎in 1995.

Names of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu Etched into DC Monument
Source: WABC
Date: April 21, 2015

Four months after they were killed, New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu became a permanent part of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

State trooper who kept man from jumping off I-95 Tydings Bridge receives national honor
Source: The Baltimore Sun
Date: April 1, 2015

State Trooper Trevor Casper to be honored at 2016 law enforcement memorials
Source: WTAQ
Date: April 1, 2015

Capitol Police officer hailed hero, credited with saving man’s life
Source: News Channel 8
Date: February 24, 2015

Barger commended for helping to save woman's life
Source: The Jackson County Times-Journal
Date: February 5, 2015

SHOT Show 2015: Officer Ambushes Put in Focus
Source: Paul Peluso,
Date: January 22, 2015

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