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Crashes and Illnesses Drive Up 2017 Police Deaths
Source: NBCNEWS by Jon Schuppe
Date: July 13, 2017

The number of police officers and federal agents who died in the line of duty has jumped this year, an increase largely attributable to a spike in car crashes and job-related illnesses, according to a new report. The report, by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, comes as the nation approaches the anniversaries of July 2016 ambush killings that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton Rouge, fanning a furious national debate over anti-cop sentiment.

3 Louisiana police officers killed in line of duty so far this year
Source: Louisiana Radio Network
Date: July 13, 2017

So far this year, 65 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, a 30 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. President and CEO Craig Floyd says the leading cause of officer deaths is traffic fatalities.

07-13 Disturbing Amount of Police Deaths
Source: First News with Jimmy Cefalo
Date: July 13, 2017

Interview with National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd *Follow the group on Twitter: @NLEOMF

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Chief Art Acevedo, Houston (TX) Police Department gets his hug from Rosalyn Baldwin. (Courtesy of Click2Houston.com)

Hugs in Houston: Girl on mission to show love to an officer in every state makes H-town stop

“I’m hugging the police officers. That’s what I’m doing,” said 7-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin.

Baldwin's mission is called "Rosalyn Loves." Her goal is to hug a police officer in every state. On her website, she said she wishes to, "Unite communities by demonstrating her sincere love and appreciation for those who have committed their lives to serving and protecting the people of our nation."

“God sent me on this mission of love,” said Rosalyn. “He said, ‘Rosalyn, you need to help these police officers.’”

“When she hugs them, hugs the police officers, they say that a lot, there’s something different in her hug cause she really means it and she’s really praying for them,” said mother Alicia Baldwin.

Rosalyn’s idea came to life after five Dallas police officers were killed last year. She also prayed for Houston residents during Hurricane Harvey.

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Run for the Badge 2017

Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

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