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Police heroes come in many forms. On the Police Heroes topic page, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities.

Law enforcement agencies nationwide highlight the courage, dedication and achievements of Black officers, reinforcing a commitment to diversity and inclusion
From officers explaining why they love their community to images of K-9 officers adorned with flowers, these posts are a mix of professionalism and festive spirit
At just 18 years old, Donnie was controlling a chaotic murder scene while others his age were still struggling to control their acne
Winthrop Police Department Officer Robert Jaworski is credited with saving the life of baby Savannah after he delivered back blows to clear her airways
“When you hear the screams, it’s something in you. You can’t just disregard that and wait for fire, so we went up,” Officer Vincenzo Rallo said
Trooper First Class Chase Redner had been with the Georgia State Patrol since graduating from the academy in 2017
“We need more armor. Do we have a fire truck? We need a firetruck or something parked out in front of this house, we’re all pinned down,” an officer radios
The motorcyclist was killed by the impact, a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy administered CPR on the unconscious 6-month-old baby until medics arrived
Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, were fatally shot; Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
Sgt. Nevada Krinkee was a 6-year veteran of the Sheridan Police Department
Deputy Greg McCowan was killed and Deputy Shelby Eggers was shot in the leg; the suspect remains at large