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Detroit Tigers host Law Enforcement Appreciation Night June 4

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 6, 2019


The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball have teamed up with Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MI-C.O.P.S.) to show their appreciation for the men and women of Michigan who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, public safety and first responders. Public safety personnel, their friends, family and the general public are invited to Law […]

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LEEP Dream Scholar makes national news in first year with Grand Rapids PD

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2019


Grand Rapids Police Officer Austin Lynema is making a very good impression in his first year on the force. The three-time Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship recipient gathered a group of fellow Grand Rapids Police Officers and organized a belated birthday party for a local boy who was being bullied. None of the […]

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145 Officers died in the line of duty in 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 10, 2019


— Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund The number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 rose 12 percent compared to those killed in 2017, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. As of Dec. 27, 2018, 144 federal state and local, tribal and […]

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NAPO encourages review of 2018 LOD report to promote situational awareness

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 20, 2019


The U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office released their report regarding Line of Duty Deaths for Law Enforcement Officers in 2018 and NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson called the results sobering. “As you can see, the number of deliberate shootings of officers increased over 2017, and ambushes and shootings of multiple officers in a single […]

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Michigan Law Enforcement monument expected to be built by summer

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 19, 2018


Photo courtesy of Andrew Belanger, Department of Technology, Management, & BudgetThe state broke ground Oct. 18, 2018 for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument in a ceremony attended by (from left) Marilyn DeJong, widow of Past Commissioner James Niewiek, Chairman Lin Emmert, Commissioner Deodge Hill, Former Commissioner Kathy Cole Brown, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, […]

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Line-of-duty deaths up 7 percent in first half of 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 31, 2018


– Excerpted from the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Mid-year line-of-duty deaths increased by 7 percent overall in the first half of 2018 compared to the same timeframe last year. But a comparison of firearms-related law enforcement deaths was 24 percent higher by June 30, 2018, according to preliminary data. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial […]

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