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Memorial Fund in the News

Dramatic Drop in Police Officer Deaths in 2017
Source: U.S. News & World Report by Alexa Lardieri
Date: December 28, 2017

After three years on the rise, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty is close to a 50-year low.

Law enforcement community reflects on a deadly 2017
Source: NBC NEWS by Diana Marinaccio and Ari Melber
Date: December 28, 2017

When Louisiana police officer Shawn Anderson called his wife, Becky, on March 18, he said he had one more suspect to interview and would see her the next morning. But an hour later, a SWAT team arrived at Becky’s doorstep. They told her that her husband, an 18-year veteran of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's department, had been shot and killed responding to a call that night.

Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years
Source: USA TODAY by Christal Hayes
Date: December 28, 2017

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dropped sharply in 2017, marking the second-lowest toll in more than 50 years. As of Thursday, 128 officers have died in the line of duty this year, with 44 shot and killed. That's down 10% from 2016, when 143 officers died, with 66 gunned down, according to data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit aimed at honoring officers and improving safety.

Report: 2017 One Of Safest In Decades For Police Officers On Duty
Source: Houston Public Media by Laura Isensee
Date: December 28, 2017

While 2017 has marked one of the safest years since 1959 for police officers in the country, Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty.

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Run for the Badge 2017

Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

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Fatalities by State—January 1 through December 28, 2017

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