According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in the first half of 2014 officer fatalities increased 31% over the same time period in 2013. The only thing we can do is train for the unexpected, and prepare ourselves for that one day that may never happen.
On Tuesday just before 2 p.m., Officer Jordan Corder of the Covina (Cailf.) Police Department was traveling southbound on Citrus Avenue when his motorcycle collided with a Honda CR-V that was turning left. The officer was in pursuit of a motorcyclist who fled and has not been located. Read More.
Trooper David Kedra, 26, of the Troop K, Skippack station was participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, Pa., when he was shot. Read More. Read Update.
Albertans and law enforcement officers from across the province gathered in Edmonton Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to Canadian officers who have died in the line of duty.
Canadian National Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Day was marked across the country Sunday; each year it's celebrated on the last Sunday of September. More Here.
Nearly nine hours after a shooting that killed one Charleston County, S.C., deputy and seriously wounded another, an ensuing standoff ended. The slain deputy was identified as Joseph Matuskovic, 45, a former Charleston police officer.
The city of Topeka has identified the Topeka police officer killed in a fatal shooting Sunday evening as Cpl. Jason E. Harwood. Harwood joined the Topeka Police Department on June 28, 1999. He was a member of the hit-and-run unit and K-9 unit. He was promoted to the position of corporal in May 2012. Harwood, 40, is survived by his wife and two sons. Read More Here.
Rochester (N.Y.) PD Officer Daryl R. Pierson — 32, and an eight-year veteran with the RPD and father of two small children — was shot and killed Wednesday during an exchange of gunfire between police and a man officers were pursuing. Read More Here.