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Total Fatalities: 105—↓ 2%
Firearms-related: 38—↓ 21%
Traffic-related: 38—↓ 5%
Other Causes: 29—↑ 53%
An Escondido police officer is being honored as one of the best in the nation
Source: CW6 San Diego by Amy DuPont
Date: February 3, 2017
An Escondido police officer will be honored at our nation’s capital for his dedication to his community. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Lieutenant Al Owens as its officer of the month for January.
CRASH ANNIVERSARY: 35 year anniversary of the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 observed
Source: CNS Maryland - Capital News Service by Lauryn Froneberger
Date: February 1, 2017
Washington’s National Law Enforcement Museum remembered the 35th anniversary of the 1984 crash of an Air Florida jet into the 14th bridge with a discussion Tuesday night that featured the pilot of the helicopter that plucked several survivors out of the icy Potomac, the (former) local TV photographer who captured the rescues on video and former Washington Police Department detective. 74 people on board the plane were killed along with four motorists.
Heroes honored 35 years after deadly Air Florida Flight 90 plane crash
Source: WJLA | by Jay Korff/ABC7
Date: January 31, 2017
It’s a seminal moment in Washington D.C. history: the crash and subsequent rescue of passengers aboard doomed Air Florida Flight 90. “I’d never seen anything like it,” Don Usher said. Usher was the U.S. Park Police pilot who swooped in under horrendous conditions to pluck a number of surviving passengers to safety.
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(Photos courtesy of Seguin PD and Bruce Ure)
Off-duty Texas chief helps save wounded concertgoers in Las Vegas
Deputy Chief of the Seguin Police Department, Bruce Ure, was with friends in the VIP section of the Route 91 Harvest Festival listening to headliner Jason Aldean when gunfire broke out.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KWTX) A Texas police chief who was backstage at a deadly country music concert in Las Vegas, helped rescue at least three people.
"It’s like a war movie,” said Ure. “Debris was coming up hitting you in the legs because it was hitting the pavement, and people were screaming and crying and running."
"The gunfire was coming so fast that you couldn't count 'em,” said Ure. “He didn’t just spray, he was there to kill, he wanted to shoot.”
As of Monday evening, 59 people were killed, and 527 were injured.
At one point, a bullet nearly misses Ure’s head, but a fragment of the shrapnel sliced his hand.
His police and EMT training kicked in, helping save people as he and his friends were running away including a man who was bleeding-out from his leg.
Ure said he took the man’s belt, using it as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding; ironically, he’d just gone through tourniquet training three months before, as his department keeps them on their belts for situations like these.
“I had to hold it (the belt) because I couldn’t tie it,” said Ure. "I guess people saw us working on this guy and thought this must be medical, next thing I know I've got a lady shot in the chest and a lady shot in the back."
Ure flagged down a car and convinced the driver to take all four of them to the hospital.
He said he was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training to make a difference.
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