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264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.

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NJ Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

LT. David Grogan began calling out to the trapped residents when he heard a woman respond and then crawled onto the balcony and into the burning apartment to locate her. He found the woman and pulled her onto the balcony where firefighters were waiting. Lieutenant Grogan helped lower the woman onto a fire truck ladder where she was helped to safety.

Virtual Police Week Vigil to be Held Tonight

The annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil is scheduled to be held tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the vigil will be held online.

5.11 to Donate up to $25K from Sale of Police Week Patch to National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund

The "Honor Those Who Serve" patch launch occurs during National Police Week 2020. The patch features a thin blue line and eagle—both symbols honoring law enforcement officers everywhere. Net proceeds from the patch will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund up to $25,000.

Police Week Vigil to be Held Online May 13

The virtual broadcast will replace the traditional Candlelight Vigil ceremony held on the National Mall, which annually draws more than 30,000 first responders, survivor families, and law enforcement supporters.

3 Arkansas Officers Named NLEOMF March 2020 Officers of the Month

After following the suspect into a darkened alley adjacent to the police station, they encountered the suspect who was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Officer Eucce and Corporal Floyd fired their weapons, striking the suspect multiple times.

NLEOMF Raffles Off Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is raffling off a 2020 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition motorcycle.

Police Week Candlelight Vigil Canceled Over Coronavirus,  Names of Fallen to be Read During Virtual Event

“The current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancelation of pubic gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020,” said National Law En-forcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto.

Maryland Trooper Named NLEOMF February 2020 Officer of the Month

Corporal Wagoner carefully made his way down an embankment to the overturned and burning vehicle. He managed to gain access to the rear passenger side window and noticed a man trapped between the front seats in the middle of the vehicle. He grabbed the man and pulled him from the vehicle.

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National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Announces January 2020 Officer of the Month

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has announced its January 2020 Officer of the Month: California Highway Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez. He went out of his way to help a hearing impaired woman causing a disturbance at the DMV.