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Police Week Candlelight Vigil Honors 321 Fallen Officers

May 14, 2013
Last year’s total of 120 officers killed in the line of duty was a significant reduction from the 169 killed in 2011 and the lowest number since 1959. All of the speakers at this year’s vigil praised this trend as a move in the right direction and focused on the need to further reduce line-of-duty deaths.

Police Unity Tour Arrives for National Police Week

May 11, 2013
Nearly 1,700 cyclists with the Police Unity Tour will arrive Sunday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the commencement of National Police Week.

Police Unity Tour Leaves for D.C.

May 9, 2013
Nearly 1,700 law enforcement officers and supporters left six locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on bicycle as part of the Police Unity Tour paying tribute to fallen officers.

NLEOMF Begins Engraving 2013 Officer Names

May 8, 2013
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has begun engraving the names of 321 fallen law enforcement officers who will be honored as part of National Police Week next week.

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle

May 1, 2013

Agent Travis Creteau was able to retrieve two little girls from a fully submerged vehicle after it crashed into a San Diego-area reservoir. Unfortunately, the children did not survive. For his efforts, agent Creteau has been named the May 2013 NLEOMF Officer of the Month.

NLEOMF To Add 321 Names To Police Memorial

April 12, 2013
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will engrave the names of 321 officers onto the national police memorial in Washington, D.C. this year.

Pa. Officer Saves Teen from Drowning in Overturned Truck

April 11, 2013

Officer Randall Courson noticed a late-night crash and kept up the spirits of a teen trapped in his overturned and water-filled truck until more help arrived.

NLEOMF Adds Slain Wis. Cop To Memorial Wall

April 3, 2013
A Wisconsin officer allegedly stalked and killed by her jealous husband will be added to the national police memorial in May, following the reversal of a decision by the memorial's steward to deny the officer's inclusion.

NLEOMF Reconsiders Decision to Exclude Officer from Memorial

March 22, 2013
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) agreed to delay a decision to leave a slain Wisconsin officer off the national police memorial because of the way she died.

Green River Killer Case Discussed at NLEOMF Event

March 13, 2013
The National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting a panel discussion covering the investigation that led to the conviction of Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer.

Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members

March 6, 2013

Sgt. Nate Hutchinson braved gunfire to move two injured team members out of harm's way. He suffered four gunshot wounds and endured a lengthy recovery to return to duty.

Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid

February 27, 2013
A trio of ATF commanders have offered new details about the failed Waco raid and outlined changes within the agency since 1993, as the agency remembers its four fallen agents on the 20th anniversary.

Waco Raid: 20 Years Later

February 25, 2013

Four ATF agents were killed during the botched search warrant raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1993. For the 20th anniversary, ATF agents on the ground spoke publicly about the raid, lessons learned, and changes in the agency. Three retired ATF agents joined a Feb. 7 panel discussion hosted by the National Law Enforcement Museum in its "Witness to History" lecture series. Audio is courtesy of NLEOMF. Read "Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid."

Florida Officers Take Down Armed Bank Robbery Suspect

February 15, 2013

Two Florida officers pursued an armed robbery suspect. The driver stopped and engaged the two officers, both of whom survived the ensuing gunfight. The assailant did not.

N.H. Officer Braves Gunfire to Rescue Two Wounded Officers

January 11, 2013

Officer Chuck Law of the Stratham (N.H.) Police Department drove his cruiser directly into the line of fire during a barricade situation to evacuate two downed colleagues and get them treatment.

ATF Agents Discuss Waco Raid

January 10, 2013
Three agents involved in the ATF's disastrous Waco raid will discuss the event at a panel discussion in Washington D.C. hosted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Police Links: Shootings Mar Glad Tidings

December 28, 2012
December encompasses a large part of the holiday season, so it's sad when a tragedy like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting mars this time of year's glad tidings. That's why it's so nice to hear a sweet story about two Port Authority officers who helped safely deliver a baby in New York's Holland Tunnel.

Police Deaths Reach Historic Low In 2012

December 27, 2012
The number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty fell sharply in 2012, marking a year that ranks among the lowest for officer fatalities since 1960.

NLEOMF Offers Holiday Hero Magnets

December 19, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is offering a "Holiday Heroes" magnet to honor fallen officers.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

December 18, 2012

On July 25, Sgt. Kristin Shiner was relaxing at home. However, when she heard shots fired near her house, she quickly switched modes and successfully kept an armed neighbor who'd killed a door-to-door salesman from continuing to shoot.

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