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Total Fatalities: 6—↓ 40%
Firearms-related: 3— ↓ 40%
Traffic-related: 2— ↓ 50%
Other Causes: 1— 0%
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.
National Slaying of NYPD officer marks increase in line-of-duty deaths of police
Source: Washington Post by Janell Ross and Mark Berman
Date: July 6, 2017
The man who ambushed a New York officer in a parked police vehicle earlier this week, gunning her down with a shot to the head, had been acting erratically in recent weeks and was “paranoid the police were following him,” an official said Thursday. The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths.
Miosotis Familia was the 24th cop shot and killed in the line of duty in 2017
Source: MIC by Chauncey Alcorn
Date: July 5, 2017
NYPD officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx Wednesday morning, was the 24th officer to be fatally shot this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund.
NLEOMF Announces New COO, National Law Enforcement Museum Executive Director
Source: Police Magazine
Date: June 8, 2017
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the hiring of David L. Brant who will serve as the Memorial Fund's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 in Washington, DC's historic Judiciary Square.
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By Ed Lavandera and Jeremy Harlan, CNN
Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn
(CNN) Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets.
But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log.
It didn't turn out that way.
As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23, he noticed out of the corner of his eye a couple sitting on the grass against a cement wall. It appeared the man and woman were shooting up heroin in broad daylight behind the convenience store.
Ryan turned on his body camera and approached the couple but he wasn't prepared for what he saw. The woman was in the middle of injecting a needle into her companion's arm. Then he noticed the woman was pregnant.
“It's not every day I see a sight like that and it just made me really sad,.” he told CNN.
Crystal Champ, 35, looked slightly dazed and agitated in the body camera footage as you hear Ryan begin to scold her. She told the officer that she was almost 8 months pregnant and addicted.<.p>
"You're going to kill your baby," Ryan is heard saying on the bodycam footage. "Why do you have to be doing that stuff?" It's going to ruin your baby."
"I was like how dare you judge me. You have no idea how hard this is," Champ told CNN. "I know what a horrible person I am and what a horrible situation I'm in."
'He became a human being instead of a police officer'
Ryan showed Champ a picture of his wife and four children, including a 10-month old baby and in that moment offered to adopt her baby.
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