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Total Fatalities: 6—↓ 40%
Firearms-related: 3— ↓ 40%
Traffic-related: 2— ↓ 50%
Other Causes: 1— 0%
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.
Law officer deaths in the line of duty up 10 percent in 2017
Date: April 4, 2017
The shooting death of a deputy constable in Texas this week added to the rise in U.S. law officers killed in the line of duty in 2017: 34 so far this year, a jump of 10 percent from 2016.
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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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