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President signs Commemorative Coin Act into law to fund National Law Enforcement Museum

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 17, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media The National Law Enforcement Museum needed another source of funding to pay off the $103 million in bonds borrowed to build it. That funding source was approved when President Trump signed the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act into law in late December 2019. […]

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2019 line-of-duty fatalities drop 18 percent compared to previous year

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 8, 2020


Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Law enforcement 2019 line-of-duty deaths dropped 18 percent compared to the previous year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In 2019, 128 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers died in the line of duty as opposed to 157 officers in 2018, as reported […]

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Michigan’s fallen officers remembered with long awaited Lansing monument

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 26, 2019


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from MLEOM.org When a Michigan police officer dies in the line of duty, they are recognized by fellow officers, family, friends and the news media, but now their memories will live on in another way as their names are added to the newly constructed Michigan Law Enforcement Officers […]

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Ford 2020 Interceptor Utility boasts lifesaving design

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 27, 2019


­ Excerpted from news media Police Officers have one more line of defense against being injured by other drivers. Ford Motor Company has redesigned the body of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, which includes 160 pounds of extra steel to create a substructure that helps protect occupants in a rear-end collision. Police Interceptor Utility is […]

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Study examines racial influence in officer involved shootings

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 5, 2019


NAPO is sharing the results of a new study by faculty researchers at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Maryland and Michigan State University about the influence of race in fatal officer involved shootings. The study examines both the race of the officer and the race of the offender. The authors were looking […]

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Line-of-Duty Deaths decrease 35 percent in first half of 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 2, 2019


– Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Law Enforcement Officer line of duty mid-year 2019 deaths are down 35 percent compared to the same time period last year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new 2019 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2019. According […]

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FBI Report examines ambushes, unprovoked attacks of officers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 29, 2019


The Department of Homeland Security is sharing an FBI report regarding the alarming trend of ambushes and unprovoked attacks on our nations law enforcement. The report offers insight into the motivation of killers and would-be assassins, and also includes valuable information on officer responses and reactions. The Department of Homeland Security is sharing this information […]

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