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Total Fatalities: 55—↑ 6%
Firearms-related: 28— ↑ 47%
Traffic-related: 19— ↓ 10%
Other Causes: 8— ↓ 33%
Officers remember 9/11's police heroes
Source: WUSA-TV by Bruce Leshan
Date: September 11, 2017
New York Police Officer John Perry was putting in his retirement papers at police headquarters when he heard the call for a fire at the World Trade Center.
Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017
The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.
U.S. Police Killed on the Job: Number Spikes in 2017, as New York Mourns Murdered Officer
Source: Newsweek by Max Kutner
Date: July 13, 2017
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has increased in 2017, according to a midyear report that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released Thursday. As of June 30, such deaths were up 30 percent versus the same period in 2016.
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(Photo courtesy of Montoursville Police Department)
Jason Bentley, left, deputy chief of the department, escorts an 84-year-old man to see his wife, also 84, in the emergency department of UPMC Susquehanna hospital in Williamsport, Pa
Article by Associated Press / NBC4 Washington
Elderly Pa. Man Calls Police for Ride to Visit Wife in Hospital
Montoursville is "a small town so you try to help out when you can," the police chief said.
An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.
Montoursville Police Chief Jeff Gyurina says the 84-year-old man's same-aged wife had a medical emergency last Thursday and was taken from their home in an ambulance. Montoursville is about 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
The frail man told Gyurina, who was at the scene, he had no family in the area to take him to the hospital, and he can't drive anymore.
Gyurina gave him the patrol car's cell number and told him to call whenever he was ready to go.
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Updated March 15, 2018