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Total Fatalities: 81— 0%
Firearms-related: 30—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 32—↑ 10%
Other Causes: 19—↑ 36%
Local FWC officer wins national award
Source: News Channel 7 | WJHG.com
Date: May 24, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named David Brady as the May 2017 recipient of the Officer of the Month Award.
Indiana police get new protective vests with help of 4th grader
Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis
Date: May 23, 2017
The Franklin Police Department is saying thank you to a 10-year-old boy who raised enough money to outfit the department’s three K9 officers with protective tactical vests.
300-mile bicycle ride honors fallen officers
Source: WOODTV.com by 24 Hour News 8 web staff
Date: May 10, 2017
Law enforcement agencies across West Michigan are taking part in a four-day bicycle ride to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour is an annual fundraising event for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
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Capitol Police officer Federico A. Ruiz uses his garage as an art studio. (Credit: Roll Call)
Capitol Police Officer Paints to Heal
Federico Ruiz searched for survivors in the Pentagon on 9/11
Sitting in his garage just a few miles from the Capitol, where his job is to protect the building and those in it, Federico A. Ruiz is surrounded by splatters, brushes stiff with dried paint, and the rattling of a fan mounted on the wall. The Capitol Police officer is an artist when he comes home and his garage is his studio. Painting is a way for him to cope with his memories from the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
In 2001, he was a team leader for a search and rescue team based at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He had been in the Army for five years.
On 9/11, his pager went off, “and I knew the number that I needed to call so I called it and it was my boss [who] said, ‘A plane just crashed into one of the towers in New York and we don’t know what’s going on. Can you get your team ready?’” Ruiz recalled. “Before I got to the floor that I needed to, I had the second pager go off and they said another plane had hit the other tower and to scramble the team to get on the tarmac.”
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