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Memorial Fund in the News

Ohio State Trooper and Cleveland Police Officer killed months apart near same mile marker on I-90
Source: ABC NEWS5/Cleveland by Megan Hickey
Date: January 24, 2017

Two Northeast Ohio law enforcement officers were struck and killed by vehicles near the same mile marker on I-90 within a span of four months.

Nick Breul, Director of Officer Safety and Wellness told News 5 that two deaths in Cleveland in nearly the same spot is unusual, according to the data.

“That’s not common to have them occur in the same location like that especially during separate types of activity,” Breul explained.

35 Years After Air Florida Crash, Helicopter Used in Daring Rescue Gets New Mission
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: January 13, 2017

The helicopter that saved five lives from the frozen Potomac River needed rescuing itself. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the restoration of one of the most famous choppers in history.

‘He shot her down’: Two officers dead in Orlando manhunt for murder suspect
Source: The Washington Post by Avi Selk and Mark Berman
Date: January 9, 2017

Schools were locked down, roads closed and two law enforcement officers died near Orlando on Monday, as a month-long hunt closed in on a murder suspect and turned violent.

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on Law Enforcement


Image Courtesy of CNN
By Ed Lavandera and Jeremy Harlan, CNN

Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn

(CNN) Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets.

But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log.

It didn't turn out that way.

As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23, he noticed out of the corner of his eye a couple sitting on the grass against a cement wall. It appeared the man and woman were shooting up heroin in broad daylight behind the convenience store.

Ryan turned on his body camera and approached the couple but he wasn't prepared for what he saw. The woman was in the middle of injecting a needle into her companion's arm. Then he noticed the woman was pregnant.

“It's not every day I see a sight like that and it just made me really sad,.” he told CNN.

Crystal Champ, 35, looked slightly dazed and agitated in the body camera footage as you hear Ryan begin to scold her. She told the officer that she was almost 8 months pregnant and addicted.<.p>

"You're going to kill your baby," Ryan is heard saying on the bodycam footage. "Why do you have to be doing that stuff?" It's going to ruin your baby."

"I was like how dare you judge me. You have no idea how hard this is," Champ told CNN. "I know what a horrible person I am and what a horrible situation I'm in."

'He became a human being instead of a police officer'

Ryan showed Champ a picture of his wife and four children, including a 10-month old baby and in that moment offered to adopt her baby.

Run for the Badge

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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Fatalities by State—January 1 through December 28, 2017

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