Kentucky State Police Sell Raffle Tickets To Support Trooper Island Camp

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June 13, 2022

Kentucky State Police will be at Kroger selling raffle tickets for a pickup truck Monday and Tuesday.

Kentucky State Trooper Hunter Carroll says they will be at the Kroger on Skyline Drive in Hopkinsville selling raffle tickets for a 2022 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck.

The money from the raffle will help support Trooper Island Camp.

Troopers will be at the Hopkinsville Kroger from 9 am to 3:30 pm Monday and Tuesday. Carroll says they will also be at Walmart in Central City on Wednesday and Kroger in Madisonville on Thursday and Friday.

Post 2 Public Information Officer Trooper Brandon McPherson says Trooper Island Camp is a summer camp that is free for underprivileged children who live in the district, which includes the counties of Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster.Line

Massachusetts State Police trooper helps out a mother deer and fawn

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June 6, 2022

FRAMINGHAM — A mother deer and her baby were in danger of encountering a frightful end Sunday on the Mass Pike, but a quick-thinking state trooper saved their lives.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Trooper Paul Dabane was on patrol on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham when he noticed the doe and her fawn approaching the traffic on the highway via an access road.

"Trooper Dabane, who patrols the stretch of the Pike out of the State Police-Weston barracks, was concerned they would try to cross the highway and risk being killed, so he blocked the end of the access road to prevent that," state police wrote in a Facebook post.

After the fawn got a closer look at the police cruiser, Debane's plan worked.

"That mission was accomplished as the mother and baby turned around and headed away from the Pike back toward a safer area," state police wrote.Line

Move Over: KHP trooper’s daughter raises awareness after near-tragic crash

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May 4, 2022 

ELLIS COUNTY, Kan. — A near-tragic event prompted the daughter of a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper to raise awareness for Kansas’ “move over” law in hopes of expanding it and making penalties more serious.

At about 9 a.m. on April 26, Trooper Shawn Summers was conducting a routine vehicle inspection near mile-marker 144 in Ellis County.

Summers is a 16-year veteran and has done hundreds of routine traffic stops throughout his career, but on this particular occasion, he was seconds away from tragedy.

“I had stopped a vehicle for a truck inspection on Interstate 70 and went up to the driver, opened the driver’s door and stepped up on the first step. Blessed that I did that. I wasn’t there just a few seconds talking with the driver and it sounded like a bomb went off,” Summers said. “I wasn’t sure if her truck blew up or what. I looked to her and looked in the front and seen the semi that had hit my patrol car go into the ditch and through the barbed wire fence.”

A second semi-truck did not move over to allow space for the stopped emergency vehicle, as required by Kansas state statute 8-1530, and struck Summers’ patrol vehicle, barely missing him as he stood on the original truck he stopped.

“I’ve had people not move over before, but nothing of this magnitude. This was as close to a fatality as you could probably get,” Summers said.

His oldest of four children, Stanna, was in school when she got a call from her mom to the secretary’s phone telling her to call her back from her personal phone.

“I left the school and went to my car and my mom said, ‘Stanna, your dad’s been in an accident. He’s in an ambulance and he’s on the way to the hospital,” Stanna said. “When you get those phone calls you really don’t know what to do. It’s like time stops and you get really sick to your stomach. I immediately left school and went to the hospital to see my dad and I was just so grateful that he was talking, because I had seen his car before I got there and I thought, ‘He’s gone.'”

Stanna felt like “one of the lucky ones” when she knew Summers was OK, but she shared her family’s experience in order to spread awareness for the move-over law on Facebook.

“People need to keep in mind that they’re not only moving over for that person on the side of the road, they’re moving over for every single person that loves and cares for that person,” Stanna said.

Shawn and Stanna believe the law should be expanded to anyone that is stopped on the side of the road and not just emergency vehicles.

“I definitely think the law should be more than just emergency vehicles. If I were changing a flat tire on the side of the road I would want someone to move over for me,” Stanna said. “I think it should go even deeper than seeing flashing lights. If you see anything on the side of the road you need to move over.”

Stanna’s post has been shared over 2,000 times and she said she’s received messages from all over the country in support.

“It makes me feel better that it is getting out and that it could possibly make a difference,” Stanna said. “To have it reaching other states is huge and I’m so incredibly thankful for that and I want to thank everybody who has supported me and shared the post.”

The father-daughter duo hope everyone will hear their story, and others like it, and move over next time they see any vehicle stopped on the side of the road.

“It has been so touching. Were talkin troopers, law enforcement families from across the nation that have talked about some pretty deep things that really will stick you in the heart,” Summers said. “Every one of these could have been avoided.”Line

19 Michigan State Troopers Graduate From 141st Trooper Recruit School

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MAY 31, 2022

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - Michigan State Police officially welcomed 19 new troopers after the department's first academy geared specifically for licensed police officers.

“This class was the first of its kind for the Michigan State Police, created specifically to attract licensed police officers as law enforcement agencies across the country struggle to attract qualified candidates," said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police.

The Bay Region, which encompasses much of Mid-Michigan, will receive three new troopers at the Caro, Flint and West Branch posts.

The 141st Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School was the first to welcome all applicants who already have experience as police officers. They started on March 20 and completed a shorter academy because they already were licensed police officers.

They all received training in patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, cultural diversity and implicit bias, decision making, leadership, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing, firearms, water safety, defensive tactics and precision driving.

“Public service is a calling that comes with great responsibility," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. "I recognize and appreciate the sacrifices our law enforcement officers make every day to keep us all safe in our homes and neighborhoods.'

Michigan State Police currently have about 1,200 troopers assigned to posts across the state and a total of 1,900 enlisted members after Friday's graduation.

The next state police training academy starts on June 26 and is scheduled to conclude on Nov. 19. Hiring is underway for another Michigan State Police training academy starting in January.Line

Football game helps raise money for fallen Connecticut trooper

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June 4, 2022

Sgt. Brian Mohl died in September after his patrol vehicle was swept away by the flood water of Hurricane Ida in Woodbury.

DERBY, Conn. — A football game made up of first responders raised money Saturday for the family of Connecticut Sgt. Brian Mohl who died in September.

The sergeant was patrolling in his hometown of Woodbury when his vehicle was swept away by an overflowing river after Hurricane Ida.

The Tri-State Shields took on NYCD at the game Saturday held at Derby High School. Tri-State won 31-8. President Shawn Wandel says they try to raise money for families of fallen first responders at each game they play.

He didn't know Sgt. Mohl but heard of what happened.

"He was out there protecting his town and he lost his life, unfortunately," he said. "We're honored to raise money for his family."

Sgt. Mohl's family was in attendance including his parents, wife, and brother, George. George is a trooper in New York. He said the death of his brother was something they didn't expect to happen in the line of duty.

"He was a character. He was unique," George said. "Doing good deeds behind the scene and not taking credit for any of the good things that he did for people."

Sgt. Mohl was 50-years-old when he died. He had been with CPS for 26 years and was assigned to Troop L in Litchfield County. He was the department's 25th line-of-duty death. George said his brother loved what he did. 

Wandel said many don't realize how much the deaths of officers impact a family and community. He said the football games, ranging in men in their 20s to 40s, are ways to honor fallen first responders.

They were raising money to help his wife, Susan, and son, Brian.

George said it was humbling to see people want to help the family and volunteer their time for games and purposes like this.

"We put our lives on the line. We’re out there working when you’re sleeping, during the holidays, working doubles all the time. We’re here for you," the former New York City police officer said.

Brian's family wore gray shirts with the Connecticut State Police badge reading 'In Memory of Sergeant Brian Mohl' and a similar message on the back of the shirt to the game.

"It's just an amazing experience and I am so grateful for everybody that was involved in the planning of this event," he said.Line

Massachusetts State Police, K9 “Luna,” support those going bald to help “Children With Cancer”

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June 7, 2022

“The annual Buzz Off fundraising event was held yesterday at Gillette Stadium as a host of donors became heroes for children with cancer by raising money in exchange for the honor of getting their heads shaved.

One participant, who really enjoyed herself, showed her unwavering support without having to have her… er… fur shaved off.

Luna, one of the Massachusetts State Police crisis response dogs, was in attendance with her handler, Trooper Chad Tata of the Department’s Employee Assistance Unit, to support and celebrate those on both ends of the clippers. Luna made a lot of new friends from all walks of life who share the common goal of helping kids who are living with cancer.

Among Luna’s new buddies are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon, and former Pats quarterback and current radio color analyst Scott Zolak. Luna was also joined by old friend Hank, the Lunenberg Police Department’s comfort dog.

Held by the organization One Mission, the Buzz Off raises money used to help children with cancer and their families. Programs and services supported by the Buzz Off provide emotional support to young patients and their parents and siblings, make the hospital and treatment journey less scary and stressful, and financially support families in need that are dealing with a child’s cancer. You can learn about the One Mission Buzz Off at https://buzzforkids.org/.

Luna and Hank would like to thank all who participated.” -Massachusetts State Police.Line

This State Trooper Swooped In To Save Two Small Squirrels In The Middle Of A Dangerous Road

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April 25,2022

Ithaca, New York, a State Trooper was driving along when he spotted something a little frightening.

Two small squirrels were running around in the middle of a very dangerous road, and instead of continuing on his way, he stopped his patrol car to do something about it.

Trooper Lee swooped in to save the two small squirrels before anyone could come along and hit them.

The New York State Police shared the news of Trooper Lee’s kindness on social media, along with several adorable photos of him with the little squirrels that he stopped to save that day.

“These little ones were in the middle of a busy and potentially dangerous roadway in the town of Ithaca today,” the New York State Police explained in their post.

Trooper Lee swooped in to save the two small squirrels before anyone could come along and hit them.

The New York State Police shared the news of Trooper Lee’s kindness on social media, along with several adorable photos of him with the little squirrels that he stopped to save that day.

“These little ones were in the middle of a busy and potentially dangerous roadway in the town of Ithaca today,” the New York State Police explained in their post.

It’s always wonderful to see someone take time out of their day to be so kind to any animal, and people took to the comments section of the New York State Police’s post on Trooper Lee to thank him for his thoughtful work.

One person said, “You are a hero, Sir!! Thank you for being so kind and compassionate to these babies!!Line

Connecticut State Police Officer Delivers Roadside Service To Elderly Couple

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MAY 28, 2022

NORWICH, CT – When AAA doesn’t show up, you can count on police to lend a helping hand. In Norwich, a Connecticut State Trooper was there, like a good neighbor for an elderly couple involved in a crash.

On May 26, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Troop E Troopers responded to a minor two car accident on I-395 near Exit 13 in the City of Norwich.

As Troopers conversed with the parties, it was determined an elderly couple was on their way to attend a graduation at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA

Trooper Trainee Barnes, a recent graduate of the 131st Training Troop, ensured the couple would be on their way in a matter of minutes. Trooper Trainee Barnes was able to locate a spare tire and complete a tire change on their vehicle, as he did not want them to miss the graduation ceremony.Line

44 New State Patrol Troopers Called “The Most Diverse Class In Agency History”

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April 18, 2022

44 new Washington State Patrol Troopers have graduated from their Basic Training Class, and officials say that it is “the most diverse class in agency history”.

According to a release, nearly 50% of the 115th Trooper Basic Training Class (TBTC) is made up of underrepresented communities.

After completing over 1,400 hours of training, the troopers now receive their appointments across the state, including locally.

The graduation list does not indicate what part of the state the new class hails from, but it does show their final assignments. Among the class, the Hoquiam State Patrol detachment will have Trooper McKenzy Leach joining the team.

The release states that as a collective, the 115th TBTC contacted over 8,000 motorists, removed nearly 700 DUI drivers from the roadways, investigated over 650 collisions, and assisted almost 2,000 stranded motorists in need of help.

“The 115th TBTC is a well-rounded group of extremely qualified, competent and well trained individuals.”

During the formal graduation ceremony, both Governor Jay Inslee and Chief Batiste reminded the class that they are entering a noble profession that will require them to always perform at their very best and serve with the humility that makes a good law enforcement officer.

“Our agency has received the highest level of accreditation for law enforcement in the world,” stated Chief Batiste. “We will count on you to live up to that honor and meet those standards in all that you do and say. But it will always be your honesty, character, courage, compassion and professionalism that makes a difference the lives of the people we serve.”

Also during the ceremony several cadets received awards in recognition of their dedication for specific skills including collision investigation and physical fitness.

In addition, the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation sponsors the Core Values Award. The Core Values Award is presented in honor of the most recent WSP commissioned officer to give their life in service to the citizens of the state of Washington. Detective Eric T. Gunderson died in the line of duty on September 26, 2021.

This award was presented today in Detective Gunderson’s honor by Captain Jason Linn on behalf of Eric’s wife and two sons.

The Core Values Award is determined by an anonymous vote of the cadet’s classmates and presented to the trooper cadet who most exemplifies the training division core values. These values include strong leadership, effective partnerships, professional excellence, acting with integrity and accountability, respecting and protecting individual rights, and earning the trust and confidence of the public. This class’ Core Values Award was

presented to Trooper Nicholas R. Jones, who was also designated by his peers as their class speaker.

Academy Captain Robert W. Sharpe presented a number of other outstanding troopers with awards.

These awards Included:

Top Academic Award

Presented to Trooper Maxwell A. Puff; this award recognizes the outstanding efforts of the cadet who attains the highest grade point average compiled over 30 exams and quizzes.

Top Driving Award

Presented to Trooper Jared M. Gearhart; this award recognizes the highest level of proficiency with respect to driving skills and techniques, decision making and mindset, and steady and constant improvement through each phase of drivers training.

Top Firearms Award

Presented to Trooper Regan J. Klepac; this award recognizes the highest level of proficiency with all weapon systems, marksmanship scores and skills, and demonstration of sound judgement during practical encounter scenarios.

Top Physical Fitness Award

Presented to Trooper Javier Nunez III; this award recognizes the highest level of drive and tenacity in physical fitness testing and training. The recipient of this award consistently performed at the top of the TBTC during physical training.

Top Control Tactics Award

Presented to Trooper Juan Martinez Jr.; this award recognizes the highest level of proficiency in control tactics techniques, to include self-defense, handcuffing, searching and the use of force thought process.

Top Collision Investigation Award

Presented to Trooper Adam J. Harlan; this award recognizes the highest level of proficiency regarding collision investigation, including mathematical computation, scene investigation, information and evidence gathering, report writing and teamwork.

Top Communications Award

Presented to Trooper Maxwell A. Puff; this award recognizes the highest level of efficiency of radio communications knowledge, based upon testing, and practical exercises.

Top Overall Cadet Award

Presented to Trooper Noah D. Baker; this award recognizes the trooper cadet who demonstrated great courage to overcome obstacles, unwavering dedication to stay focused in reaching their goals and their ability to give 100% in every aspect of their training. Trooper Baker demonstrated the necessary skills, abilities and judgement to be an excellent trooper, and he made extra efforts to make continuous improvements.Line

13th memorial race honors fallen state trooper

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April 24 2022

The 13th annual memorial race honors Trooper Kenton Iwaniec of Westmoreland County. 

He was killed in 2008 on his way home from work. 

The driver who hit him was drunk and high. 

His family started a foundation in his memory. 

It raises money to buy portable breath test devices, or PBTs, for police departments statewide. 

"To date, we've almost distributed 3,000 PBTs across the commonwealth, and we have seen a signficant decrease in DIU deaths in Pennsylvania over the last 13 years," said Acacia Housk, Trooper Iwaniec's sister. 

There were multiple events to take part in: a 5K, a 10K and a one-mile walk.Line

Fallen Trooper Nick Hopkins to be honored with highway dedication

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Nicholas Hopkins was killed in the line of duty in 2019.

MONROE COUNTY, Ill. — A Southern Illinois community found a new way to pay tribute to a trooper who died in the line of duty in 2019.

The seven-mile stretch of Illinois Route 3 between Kaskaskia and GG roads is now known as Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins Memorial Highway.

“It's a message also to the family of Nick Hopkins to say thank you,” said Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly. “They will always remember him, but it's important that we say thank you for the sacrifice they are making. This sign is more than just a sign, it's a message to the people of Illinois to remember, to never forget people like Trooper Nick Hopkins who are willing to sacrifice their lives, a very important value.”

Hopkins was shot in the summer of 2019 while serving an arrest warrant in East St. Louis. He was shot by Chris Grant who is now serving a sentence of life behind bars.

In the past four years, there have been five Illinois State Troopers killed in the line of duty. This memorial is another reminder that the community supports law enforcement, said Steve Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

“Hopkins' death is an awful thing for law enforcement, awful thing for their family. We are obligated to do everything we possibly can to support them,” Weinhoeft said. “(The memorial) is incredibly important, not only for Nick's family but for law enforcement and the community.”

Hopkins' father said his son was a man of great integrity and character, and when you live your life that way, people remember.

Hopkins left behind a wife and three children. He was with ISP for 10 years.Line

Maryland State Trooper Rescues Tow Truck Driver Who Was Trapped Underneath SUV In Silver Spring

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May 24, 2022

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – The quick response by a Maryland State Police trooper helped save the life of a tow truck operator on Monday in Montgomery County.  

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Trooper Jason Reid, who is assigned to the Rockville Barrack,  was on the scene of a motor vehicle crash on the ramp from eastbound I-495 to southbound Colesville Road (US 29) in Silver Spring, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, a tow truck operator was on the scene working on removing the vehicles involved in the crash. The tow truck driver, a 51-year-old male, was working on getting a Chevrolet Equinox onto the back of his tow truck.  

While the driver was attempting to attach the winch to the underside of the vehicle, the Chevrolet Equinox slipped off the back of the tow truck bed and fell on top of him. Trooper Reid saw what happened, and despite having no previous training on the equipment, he was able to use the tow truck’s controls to lower the tow truck’s bed to the ground and re-position it underneath the front of the Chevrolet Equinox. Trooper Reid then used the rear of the tow truck’s bed to lift the car off of the victim and then pull him away from the vehicle.  

The driver was transported to was transported to Suburban Hospital for treatment of his injuries.Line

California Highway Patrol rescue man stuck on cliff

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May 23, 2022

A California helicopter crew airlifted a man to safety Thursday after he became stranded on the face of a 500-foot vertical cliff, authorities said.

A local fisherman spotted the man clinging to a cliff about halfway down Mussel Rock around 5:10 p.m. and called the fire department, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Golden Gate Division Air Operations said. Mussel Rock is located near Daly City in San Mateo County.

However, when the man’s precarious position prevented ground rescuers from locating him, fire officials called the CHP for assistance, the agency said.

CHP Helicopter H-30 responded and located the victim. Officials determined that a helicopter rescue would be safest.

he CHP pilot battled challenging winds while hovering 100 feet over the cliff and lowering an officer down to the victim, the agency said.

Video footage from the CHP officer's helmet camera shows him directing the chopper as he is lowered to the victim’s location on the cliff face. Once he reaches the stranded man, he straps a harness around the victim and both are hoisted off the cliff.

The chopper short-hauled the victim and officer to a nearby landing zone, where the victim was handed over to fire officials, CHP said.

No injuries were reported. 

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State police lending a hand in Chester ‘Safe Streets’ initiative

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May 15, 2022

CHESTER – Pennsylvania State Police troopers are helping the city shore up officer numbers in support of a “Safe Streets” initiative that Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said gets cops onto the streets to better connect with the community.

“We know from our own experience, as well as decades of research from cities across the country, that community policing makes a difference,” Stollsteimer said in a release. “Putting officers on the streets, out of their patrol cars, builds trust, and is essential to both preventing crime and solving crime. This office has been supporting the Chester Police Department by funding these ‘Operation Safe Streets’ details for more than a year. We are incredibly grateful that the Pennsylvania State Police, at the request of (Chester City Receiver Michael) Doweary, have agreed to partner with us by joining Operation Safe Streets and deploying troopers to help with our community policing efforts in the City of Chester.”

A spokesperson for PSP Troop K in Media did not respond to a request for comment on the partnership, which begins this week. Troopers are expected to continue assisting through June, when the collaboration will be reevaluated and assessed for future needs, according to the release.

Deputy District Attorney Matt Krouse has been heading a “Chester Partners for Safe Neighborhoods” initiative with the Chester Police Department and mayor’s office that has so far been successful in reducing gun violence in the city, according to law enforcement.

“The Chester Partnership for Safe Neighborhoods is a truly collaborative effort bringing public agencies, law enforcement, and community groups in our city together behind the shared goals of improving the public safety and quality of life for Chester residents,” said Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland. “I am appreciative of our State Police for partnering with us in this noble effort.”

Chester Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky has previously said that his department needs more officers to come up to a full complement and that the partnership goals with that increased manpower would be more easily within grasp.

“Improving public safety is not only critical to the mental and physical health of residents, it is also essential to the economic viability of the city,” said Doweary in the release. “There is not one single answer to the city’s financial situation but supporting partnerships such as this one is an example of the creative approaches that we are trying to nurture and support. I want to personally thank the PSP for their willingness to help us fill the staffing gap at the Chester Police Department. With their help we hope to ensure that CPSN continues to grow and thrive in the City of Chester.”Line

National police week Celebrated

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National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

HISTORY
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.

The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world.

At the beginning of the week, AAST executive director, John Bagnardi, asked me to research and find an article to post for 2022 National Police week.  I must admit the number of stories, events, ceremonies, and tributes all over the country was overwhelming. 

619 men and women whose names were added to the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year.  472 were officers we lost in 2021 (319 Covid 19 related and 147 officers died in previous years). 472 is the largest number of names added to the memorial in a single year.  52 names that will be added are Heroes we lost right here in Florida, 2nd highest number behind Texas. With these additional 619 names, there will now be 23,229 officers’ names engraved on the Memorial representing all 50 states, DC, U.S. territories, federal law enforcement, and military police agencies. 

National Police Week is set aside every year to pay tribute to both active and fallen officers.  A week that “we” as a nation give thanks to all the brave law enforcement officers that risk their lives every day to keep others safe.  We all hear about “Great” feats of heroism, as they are usually covered in the news and all-over social media.  However, there are so many “everyday” hero’s whose small acts, although no less heroic, are not necessarily nationally known.  I have read so many stories like these, from an Atlanta police officer who resuscitated a 4 month old by performing CPR, a state trooper in New York who saved two small squirrels who were running around in the middle of a very dangerous road, to Tempe police officers who replaced a 4year old’s toy tractor.  There are thousands of stories big and small that make all of the country’s officers distinguished and extraordinary. 

Instead of highlighting 1 story, I wanted to take a few minutes to honor and pay tribute to all 619 men and women whose names are now permanently carved into this memorial, as a reminder of their ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you all! Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and your dedication.  Every one of these 619 individuals have their own story and they are a testament to the endurance and strength of America’s law enforcement officers at every level. Finally, thank you to those who are left behind, there are no words or enough comfort to shoulder the burden you carry for those who you have lost. We will forever honor their memory and their spirt. 

."I don't have to draw a line in the sand. I already have one. It's thin. It's blue. It's mine and if you cross it, I will protect it."- unknown

Kathryn Manasa, Membership Director

American Association of State Troopers

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