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Total Fatalities: 58—↑ 12%
Firearms-related: 28— ↑ 47%
Traffic-related: 21— 0%
Other Causes: 9— ↓ 25%
Report: 2017 One Of Safest In Decades For Police Officers On Duty
Source: Houston Public Media by Laura Isensee
Date: December 28, 2017
While 2017 has marked one of the safest years since 1959 for police officers in the country, Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty.
Dramatic Drop in Police Officer Deaths in 2017
Source: U.S. News & World Report by Alexa Lardieri
Date: December 28, 2017
After three years on the rise, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty is close to a 50-year low.
2017 Law Enforcement death report to be released this week
Source: FOX 7 by Noelle Newton
Date: December 26, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas - This week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will release its officer fatalities report. Deaths are down 13 percent over the last year, but Texas still tops the list as the most dangerous place to work.
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(Photo courtesy of Montoursville Police Department)
Jason Bentley, left, deputy chief of the department, escorts an 84-year-old man to see his wife, also 84, in the emergency department of UPMC Susquehanna hospital in Williamsport, Pa
Article by Associated Press / NBC4 Washington
Elderly Pa. Man Calls Police for Ride to Visit Wife in Hospital
Montoursville is "a small town so you try to help out when you can," the police chief said.
An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.
Montoursville Police Chief Jeff Gyurina says the 84-year-old man's same-aged wife had a medical emergency last Thursday and was taken from their home in an ambulance. Montoursville is about 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
The frail man told Gyurina, who was at the scene, he had no family in the area to take him to the hospital, and he can't drive anymore.
Gyurina gave him the patrol car's cell number and told him to call whenever he was ready to go.
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