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Folds of Honor Expands Mission to Now Include Fallen First Responder Families

“We actually had kicked around this idea a long time ago and talked about how we both fold the flag the same way and talked about how that different sacrifice is given in different theaters," says Luke Sherman, senior vice president of outreach for Folds of Honor'

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Tunnel to Towers: Firefighter’s Legacy Helps Fallen Cops’ Families

The foundation’s Fallen First Responder Home Program was started following the December 2014 murders of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The two officers were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn when a gunman walked up and opened fire simply because they were wearing the uniform and badge.

Fallen NYPD Officer’s Organs Save 5 Lives

NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora will live on after his tragic death, thanks to a heroic gift. Mora, 27, lost his life after being shot while responding to a call in Harlem on Friday. His family wished for him to be an organ donor – and now, his organs have saved five people's lives.

Chicago Police Hold Birthday Party for Wounded Officer's Son

While the boy’s mother couldn’t carry out the birthday party plans she had for her son because of her wounds, she still gathered the strength to use a walker to come outside and thank her fellow officers for making her son’s birthday so special.

NC Officer's Son Dies in Accidental Shooting

Around 7:35 a.m., Guilford County deputies, EMS and fire officials responded to a home in Whitsett when they were told a child was shot.

Texas Officer Surprised by Wife Returning from Deployment Overseas

An officer with the Grand Prairie (TX) Police Department was conducting a press briefing when his wife of 15 years surprised him after being deployed for six months in Iraq.

5-Year-Old Daughter of Detroit First Responders Dies of COVID-19

Her mother is a 25-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department. Her father has served 18 years with the Detroit Fire Department. And she died on April 19 from complications of COVID-19.

Georgia Officer Shielded Her Children with Her Body as Tornado Destroyed Her Home

Officer Emily Blackmon told Fox 5 that as the storm closed in on her home, she was listening to the radio when and heard her street mentioned. That's when she and her children jumped in the bathtub.

Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

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Maryland Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Police Officer's Son

A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with murder in the shooting death of the teenage son of an officer with the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department.

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