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Total Fatalities: 112—↓ 13%
Firearms-related: 40—↓ 32%
Traffic-related: 41—↓ 16%
Other Causes: 31—↑ 48%
National Police Memorial Adds Name of 3 DC-Area Officers
Source: Associated Press
Date: May 1, 2017
Three Washington-area police officers who died in the line of duty are having their names added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Names of 3 local officers being added to National Police Memorial
Source: WTOP by Kathy Stewart
Date: April 30, 2017
The names of three local police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016 are being added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson was killed by friendly fire. Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon was killed only hours into her very first shift as a police officer. The name of Cpl. Harvey Snook, of the Arlington County Police Department, is also being added to the memorial this year after he died in January 2016 from cancer caused while working recovery efforts at the Pentagon following 9/11 attack.
Detroit cops honored for finding kidnapped baby
Source: The Detroit News by George Hunter
Date: April 11, 2017
Two Detroit police officers who used a law enforcement-oriented search engine last year to help find a kidnapped baby girl with sickle cell anemia were honored Tuesday by the company that developed the program.
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Chief Art Acevedo, Houston (TX) Police Department gets his hug from Rosalyn Baldwin. (Courtesy of Click2Houston.com)
Hugs in Houston: Girl on mission to show love to an officer in every state makes H-town stop
“I’m hugging the police officers. That’s what I’m doing,” said 7-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin.
Baldwin's mission is called "Rosalyn Loves." Her goal is to hug a police officer in every state. On her website, she said she wishes to, "Unite communities by demonstrating her sincere love and appreciation for those who have committed their lives to serving and protecting the people of our nation."
“God sent me on this mission of love,” said Rosalyn. “He said, ‘Rosalyn, you need to help these police officers.’”
“When she hugs them, hugs the police officers, they say that a lot, there’s something different in her hug cause she really means it and she’s really praying for them,” said mother Alicia Baldwin.
Rosalyn’s idea came to life after five Dallas police officers were killed last year. She also prayed for Houston residents during Hurricane Harvey.
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