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Total Fatalities: 102—↓ 3%
Firearms-related: 41— ↑ 21%
Traffic-related: 34— ↓ 11%
Other Causes: 27— 0%
Det. Weiland to be honored in Washington D.C., local law enforcement raise money to send officers
Source: NBC NEWS WATCH12
Date: January 2, 2018
Last year on March 22, Detective Jason Weiland and three other community members were killed during a shooting spree in the Wausau area. Now, Weiland's family is hoping a permanent memorial will help his legacy live on. "I've been to the memorial with Jason," said Kara Weiland, Jason's wife. Kara remembers her and Jason's trip to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. "It's just a somber place of just reflecting and remembering those we've lost," said Kara. They took the trip in 2015. Now, she's preparing to go again.
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.
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.
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Hammond police escort girl, 5, to chemotherapy treatment
A 5-year-old cancer patient from Hammond, Indiana is getting her second-to-last chemo treatment, and she's getting a special escort to the hospital in Indianapolis.
- By Megan Hickey, Hammond, Ind. (WLS) September 10, 2018
Monday, a 5-year-old cancer patient from Hammond, Indiana is getting her second-to-last chemo treatment, and she's getting a special escort to the hospital in Indianapolis.
Sammy left for Indianapolis with her group of Hammond police officer escorts and she was wide awake and so excited for her trip.
She arrived to find police lights flashing in front of the police department. She gave everyone a big hug and showed us her special outfit and talked about her first ever ride in a police squad car.
She was diagnosed with eye cancer when she was just 3 months old. She ultimately had to have one eye replaced, and then unfortunately the cancer returned.
Sammy's mom Diana Barr said she's overwhelmed by the support.
"She laughed, she said 'Mommy, have you ever been in a cop car?' I said, 'Nope, I guess this is a first time for everything,'" she said.
After the appointment, they're hoping to take her to lunch and maybe a little shopping trip. Sammy said she wants a teddy bear with a bow on it like the one she's wearing Monday.
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