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Total Fatalities: 90—↑ 6%
Firearms-related: 38— ↑ 31%
Traffic-related: 31— ↓ 3%
Other Causes: 21— ↓ 13%
National organization honors 2 state troopers for Minnesota river rescue
Source: MANKATO FREE PRESS
Date: April 27, 2018
Two Minnesota State Patrol officers are receiving national recognition for rescuing a man from a southern Minnesota river in 2016. Troopers Zachary Borchardt and Nate Walton were named officer of the month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
On average, at least 1 officer has been shot to death every week this year
Source: CNN by CNN Staff
Date: April 13, 2018
In the first 15 weeks of this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the US have been shot and killed in the line of duty, including a police officer in Massachusetts on Thursday. That averages out to more than 1 death a week.
Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops
Source: ABC NEWS by Emily Shapiro
Date: March 31, 2018
When Palm Springs police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega, a married father of eight, was gunned down with his partner while they responded to a domestic disturbance call, the 35-year veteran was two months away from his retirement. Vega and Zerebny were two of 159 on-duty officers killed in the country in 2016, according to statistics kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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Officer's act of kindness caught on video
A homeless man needed a little help to land a job. So this officer gave him a shave
Going above and beyond the call of duty, one Florida officer helped a man get a clean shave so he could land a job. The act of kindness was caught on camera and shared on social media.
- By Amanda Jackson, CNN July 24, 2018
Tallahassee Police Officer Tony Carlson said he noticed a man having some issues with his razor outside of a gas station on Sunday.
"He asked me if I knew anything about fixing a razor cause it was broken," said Officer Carlson in a video posted on Monday. "I looked at it and it was missing a screw. Obviously, I didn't have another screw so I just tighten up the other one to the point it would work."
The man, whom Carlson identified only as Phil, was homeless. He told the officer he needed to shave so he could get a job at a local fast food restaurant. Now with the working razor, Phil tried shaving, but without a mirror, it was hard to do. So Officer Carlson shaved his beard for him.
Greg Wallenfelsz happened to be at the gas station as the scene was unfolding, and he captured it on video.
"I thought it would be nice to share with others this selfless act of kindness this officer showed this stranger," he told CNN.
Kelly Duvall's daughter also took a picture outside the gas station, and Kelly shared it on social media and with the police department.
"One officer's simple act of kindness is touching so many lives, it is amazing," Duvall told CNN.
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