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Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017

There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

National Slaying of NYPD officer marks increase in line-of-duty deaths of police
Source: Washington Post by Janell Ross and Mark Berman
Date: July 6, 2017

The man who ambushed a New York officer in a parked police vehicle earlier this week, gunning her down with a shot to the head, had been acting erratically in recent weeks and was “paranoid the police were following him,” an official said Thursday. The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths.

Miosotis Familia was the 24th cop shot and killed in the line of duty in 2017
Source: MIC by Chauncey Alcorn
Date: July 5, 2017

NYPD officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx Wednesday morning, was the 24th officer to be fatally shot this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund.

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By Mary Huber, Statesman

Fayette County sheriff’s deputy praised for ‘quick response’ during attempted roadside suicide

Sheriff’s deputy Rick Bohlmann was working his normal Tuesday afternoon shift patrolling traffic in rural Fayette County when he was stopped by a motorist who warned him about a car that was stalled on the side of the road with blood all around it.

Bohlmann said the man was conscious and he was muttering that he had “lost his clip.”

On the passenger’s seat, there was a gun.

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Fatalities by State—January 1 through December 31, 2017