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Total Fatalities: 63—↑ 31%
Firearms-related: 22—↑ 05%
Traffic-related: 25—↑ 19%
Other Causes: 16—↑ 167%
Ohio State Trooper and Cleveland Police Officer killed months apart near same mile marker on I-90
Source: ABC NEWS5/Cleveland by Megan Hickey
Date: January 24, 2017
Two Northeast Ohio law enforcement officers were struck and killed by vehicles near the same mile marker on I-90 within a span of four months.
Nick Breul, Director of Officer Safety and Wellness told News 5 that two deaths in Cleveland in nearly the same spot is unusual, according to the data.
“That’s not common to have them occur in the same location like that especially during separate types of activity,” Breul explained.
35 Years After Air Florida Crash, Helicopter Used in Daring Rescue Gets New Mission
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: January 13, 2017
The helicopter that saved five lives from the frozen Potomac River needed rescuing itself. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the restoration of one of the most famous choppers in history.
‘He shot her down’: Two officers dead in Orlando manhunt for murder suspect
Source: The Washington Post by Avi Selk and Mark Berman
Date: January 9, 2017
Schools were locked down, roads closed and two law enforcement officers died near Orlando on Monday, as a month-long hunt closed in on a murder suspect and turned violent.
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Linebacker Pastor Joel Jones and his wife of 43 years, AnnaLisa Jones, intervened when they witnessed a CHP officer being attacked. (Credit: Evan Sernoffsky, SFGATE)
Ex-linebacker pastor who tackled CHP attacker: ‘No one is dying today’
Joel Jones doesn’t believe there are coincidences in life.
So when the 61-year-old East Bay pastor and his wife followed an erratic freeway driver who went on to viciously attack a California Highway Patrol officer near American Canyon over the weekend, he knew he was there for a reason.
Jumping in and subduing the suspect on the shoulder of Interstate 80, Jones said, was God’s plan for him. Fortunately for him — and less so for the attacker — he was uniquely prepared for the task as a former college linebacker and retired cop.
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