Firearms-related fatalities increase 24 percent over same period last year
Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new 2018 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2018, revealing that 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2018—a seven percent increase over the same period last year (65).
Of these 73 officers, 31 were killed in firearms-related incidents, 27 were killed in traffic-related incidents, and 15 died due to other causes such as job-related illnesses.
“Law enforcement officers put their badges on each day and work to keep citizens and communities safe” said Memorial Fund CEO Craig W. Floyd. “With 73 officers having made the ultimate sacrifice already this year, this report serves as an important reminder of the debt of gratitude that we owe the 900,000 men and women who serve in law enforcement each day. It’s important for our citizenry to protect America’s peace officers with the same dedication and commitment they show each day in protecting us.”
A copy of the full report, “2018 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report,” is available at www.LawMemorial.org/
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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,541 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now building the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
Archives for July 2018
Creatively Speaking, Please join us this Saturday, July 14th at 2.45 pm for series of short films, presented at Blerd City Con 2018. See details below.
Blerd City Con is a conference dedicated to showcasing the multi-dimensional complexity of black nerdiness through all spectrums of creativity, invention, and innovation. We’re going to have panels, workshops, film screenings, Afrofuturism, special guests, presentations, and so much more. Visit our marketplace for gaming and comic books and take your kids to our all ages science and technology exploration center — where they can be inspired like never before.
BLERD City Con panels and workshops include:
New Avengers: Voice of a New Media
Wakanda & the Wealth of the African Diaspora
Betting Big! Tech and Business
Women in Comics
Black Males in Mainstream Media: Politics, Protest, and Sexual Misconduct
Dysfunctional Disorders of Social Media Mayhem
Code, Write, & Sip
Son of Mogh: A lecture
ZOMBIE DOOMSDAY: A fictional reading
World of Martial Arts: Does it work in Brooklyn?
It’s a Kpop World Sing-a-Long
This expansive cultural celebration is held at St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, New York on July 14 and 15. A further announcement will follow for July 13’s location. It will be a blast.
You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event and experience!
A ticket admits one adult and one child.
Pre-Registration is required for admission.
Fathers and Sons Together
Awesome FREE Empowerment BASEBALL Camp special guest Seattle Mariners
How do we strengthen the relationships between fathers and sons? An organization founded by Larry Wilmore, husband of 28 years, Seattle resident and father of two sons is the founder of Fathers and Sons Together (FAST). FAST is a 501©3 non-profit organization designed to strengthen this relationship through various activities, events, and programs. On Saturday, July 21st, 2018 they will host a AMAZING Baseball Camp with Baseball Beyond Borders, Seattle Mariner Dee Gordon and his dad Flash Gordon along with Seattle Mariner Hall of Famers Alvin Davis and Brian Hunter. The lesson theme: Integrity
Rainier Beach High School Baseball Field
|10 – 2pm | 8815 Seward Park Ave S.
Seattle WA 98118
Fun, high-energy learning experience with a highlight Father/Son baseball activities and games Lunch provided
Lesson: Integrity A strong Father/Son relationship is based on integrity
For more information and registration: www.FASTFathersAndSonsTogether.org
or call (206)228-6460
Calling all families, youth, parents, grandparents, & young adults! Are you ready to laugh, worship, sing & dance?
For the very first time Multi-Grammy nominated artists The Walls Group will perform live in the Pacific Northwest. Nate Jackson—nationally accomplished comedian will bring comedy—creating an evening of entertainment you will not want to miss!! All are welcome to the SHIFT Conference community night.
The NEW SHIFT CONFERENCE July 20-22
Get ready for a YOUNG ADULT conference unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest! SHIFT has one main goal: to EMPOWER young adults to become high impact leaders in the church, community & family life. Our workshops and activities address the needs of the TOTAL person…Mind-Body-Spirit.
The SHIFT Conference features:
- Nationally recognized preachers, scholars, community organizers & clinicians
- A fresh menu of workshops that will transform participants personally, professionally, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and economically.
- Food & Childcare!!
- Social and Networking events
- Dynamic Worship
- Entertainment by The Walls Group & Nate Jackson
- SO MUCH MORE!
A NEW SHIFT is coming….you don’t want to miss it.
Visit www.theshiftconference.org for all details related to SHIFT weekend!
Grab your tickets for the concert of the summer!
Visit www.theshiftconference.org for more information and to purchase tickets!