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Total Fatalities: 106—↓ 1%
Firearms-related: 39—↓ 19%
Traffic-related: 38—↓ 5%
Other Causes: 29—↑ 53%
Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017
The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.
3 Louisiana police officers killed in line of duty so far this year
Source: Louisiana Radio Network
Date: July 13, 2017
So far this year, 65 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, a 30 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. President and CEO Craig Floyd says the leading cause of officer deaths is traffic fatalities.
Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017
There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
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(Photos courtesy of Seguin PD and Bruce Ure)
Off-duty Texas chief helps save wounded concertgoers in Las Vegas
Deputy Chief of the Seguin Police Department, Bruce Ure, was with friends in the VIP section of the Route 91 Harvest Festival listening to headliner Jason Aldean when gunfire broke out.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KWTX) A Texas police chief who was backstage at a deadly country music concert in Las Vegas, helped rescue at least three people.
"It’s like a war movie,” said Ure. “Debris was coming up hitting you in the legs because it was hitting the pavement, and people were screaming and crying and running."
"The gunfire was coming so fast that you couldn't count 'em,” said Ure. “He didn’t just spray, he was there to kill, he wanted to shoot.”
As of Monday evening, 59 people were killed, and 527 were injured.
At one point, a bullet nearly misses Ure’s head, but a fragment of the shrapnel sliced his hand.
His police and EMT training kicked in, helping save people as he and his friends were running away including a man who was bleeding-out from his leg.
Ure said he took the man’s belt, using it as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding; ironically, he’d just gone through tourniquet training three months before, as his department keeps them on their belts for situations like these.
“I had to hold it (the belt) because I couldn’t tie it,” said Ure. "I guess people saw us working on this guy and thought this must be medical, next thing I know I've got a lady shot in the chest and a lady shot in the back."
Ure flagged down a car and convinced the driver to take all four of them to the hospital.
He said he was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training to make a difference.
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