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A full calendar of events were held from May 10-16; here are scenes from this year’s commemorative events
“The SLB is all about having officers who understand and mirror the communities that they serve.”
Since the D.C. Council voted in 2020 to cut the police budget by $15 million, there has been a historic increase in violent crime
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a candlelight vigil to honor all officers killed in the line of duty in 2023, as well as officers who died in previous years that have now been verified
The study by First HELP and CNA Corporation identified more deaths by suicide between 2016 and 2022 than an FBI database; it emphasized the need for more accurate federal reporting
“I think that age has nothing to do with it,” Michael Smith said. “If you’re … willing to really dedicate the time necessary to fulfill this opportunity … you can do it. I’m a prime example”
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported that the officers’ injuries appear to be non life-threatening
The suspect ran at officers with a long, metal object that officers believed to be a knife
As the man jumped out of the ambulance, he assaulted a police officer and refused commands to drop a metal object
“We know that driving down crime requires us to send a clear message that if you make our city less safe, if you bring violence to our community, you will be held accountable,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stated
The COPS Office and NPI held meetings with law enforcement leaders and civil rights organizations to aid in the research process
The idea is to boost resources for violence prevention programs, which have been overwhelmed in some cities
“Many will often look at this data and just see numbers, but we MUST remember that they represent heroes—fathers, mothers, sons and daughters,” the national FOP president stated
Data from law enforcement agencies nationwide shows a decrease in the double-digits
The Providing Child Care for Police Officers Act would provide $3M in grants for agencies to open and operate child care centers for officers’ families
The officer, who has not been identified, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the legs and torso
Acting Police Chief Pamela Smith says the tracking tags have already helped the department locate several stolen cars this year
The department also announced the cities that will be added to the National Public Safety Partnership in 2024, as well as a national summit on violent crime
The ACT Now bill would allow police to pursue more suspects and review their own BWC footage when filing reports
“Operation Trident” targeted violent offenders, who were on supervised release or probation, with outstanding warrants
Threats against Congress members have increased about 300% over the past seven years, Chief Manger told lawmakers at a hearing this year
The test will run Oct. 4 at 2:20 p.m. ET to TVs, radios and cell phones
Officer Jeffrey Smith’s death resulted in a new law that extended eligibility for federal benefits to the families of officers who died by suicide
When Smith was appointed chief in July, she said the first thing she wants to do as chief is drive down crime
Pamela Smith said the first thing she wants to do as chief is drive down crime
911
The legislation is aimed at speeding up the national upgrade to a modern 911 system
“You exemplify how excellence is transferrable to all who had the opportunity to work and meet you,” the last radio call for Robert J. Contee said
During the service, a few stories of some of the fallen officers were highlighted
Law enforcement officers, family members and supporters gather each year to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice