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Total Fatalities: 4— 0%
Firearms-related: 2— ↑ 100%
Traffic-related: 2— ↑ 100%
Other Causes: 0—↓ 100%
144 officers died in the line of duty in 2018
Source: WUSA9 by Lauryn Froneberger, Mike Valerio
Date: December 28, 2018
The number of Law Enforcement Officers who died in the line of duty in 2018 has increased over the last year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said. The non-profit group is known for tracking officer fatalities year-to-year.
National award for Oakland County deputy
Source: The Oakland Press by Aileen Wingblad, firstname.lastname@example.org and @awingblad on Twitter
Date: December 4, 2018
An Oakland County sheriff’s deputy has been honored with a national award for his dramatic rescue of a traffic accident victim trapped in a burning car. Deputy Michael Miles, named November’s Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, is being recognized for his efforts last Jan. 28 while on patrol in Orion Township.
Oneonta officers receive national recognition
Source: Gadsden Times by Times Staff Report
Date: September 26, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named patrolmen Cory Glasscock and Matt Suddeth, of the Oneonta Police Department, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for September.
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Pfc. Thomas Pressley's home was falling apart when Sgt. Juanita Eccles first met him. On Monday, they celebrated a new home. By Mark Segraves and Christian Paz - NBC4 (Published Monday, Nov. 12, 2018)
Korean War Veteran Gets Home Makeover Thanks to DC Officer, Nonprofit
Sgt. Juanita Eccles was on duty when Pfc. Thomas Pressley first stumbled into a police station asking for her help.
Eccles recalled, "He comes in and he just says, 'please, please, can I get some help?'"
Pressley, a Korean War veteran, was hungry and haggard, Eccles remembered. She used her own money to buy Pressley some food that day but realized that his troubles ran deeper than that when she visited Pressley's home.
"The mold was higher than your hip. And the floors you couldn't walk on because you'd fall through. The contractor went upstairs and said 'the toilet is sinking through the floor'," she said.
Pressley's house was in complete disrepair. Photos of Pressley's old home showed crumbling ceilings, dirt and grime on almost every surface and paint chipping from the walls.
And on top of that: Eccles said she learned from a nephew of Pressley's that the veteran had been a victim of financial elder abuse and his entire life savings had been stolen.
So Eccles resolved to fix the situation. Eccles partnered with D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau and local non-profit Purple Heart Homes, which works to improve the lives of veterans experiencing housing insecurity, and corporate sponsors like Home Depot and Comcast, a parent company of News4, to repair and refurbish Pressley's home.
"This is a godsend. Money can't buy this when someone has that kind of love," Pressley said.
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