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301 Officers Killed by COVID in 2021, 62 Fatally Shot

In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 301 COVID-19-related deaths, the number of fatalities is 338, an increase of 63% over 2020’s line-of-duty fatalities in this category.

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Candlelight Vigil Honoring 701 Fallen Officers to be Held Thursday Night

In the law enforcement community, 62 % of deaths in 2020 were a result of COVID-19 (there were 295 deaths in 2020 that the memorial approved and out of 295, 182 were COVID-19. No officers died in 2019 from COVID, as it was not a pandemic and officers were not dying until 2020 when it was labeled a pandemic.

Photo Essay: National Police Week 2021

The crowd was not there this may, but the emotions of visiting the wall were just as strong.

Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Fallen Officers to be Held on YouTube Thursday

This year’s virtual Candlelight Vigil will honor the 394 fallen officers whose names will be engraved onto the Memorial this year. Due to increased officer fatalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, NLEOMF said it has expanded the Memorial sooner than anticipated.

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.

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.

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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.

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