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Officer Fatality Update
Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities: Preliminary 2011 Numbers
December 21, 2011





Total Fatalities  174  148  +18%
Firearms-related  65  53  +23%
Traffic-related  62  71  -13%
Other Causes  47  24  +96%

Preliminary Law Enforcement Fatalities


Honor Your Holiday Hero 
The Memorial Fund launched a special Holiday Heroes campaign to honor the nation's law enforcement officers—both living legends and fallen heroes—during the December holidays.

Recognize your Holiday Hero with a special message, which will be added to our scrolling tribute board in the window of the Memorial Visitors Center & Store in Washington, DC
. Leave a tribute...

Holiday Heroes Badge

Officer of the Month
December 2011
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Patrol Officer Ryan Williams of the City of Fond du Lac (WI) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for December 2011. Read more... 

December 2011 Officer of the Month

VALOR Initiative
The Memorial Fund is proud to partner with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on an important project. As part of the U.S. Attorney General's Officer Safety Initiative, VALOR was created to respond to the startling increase in felonious assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers. Read more...


Reminder to Law Enforcement Departments and Agencies
Please note the December 31, 2011 deadline to submit documentation on fallen officers to be considered for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

 Contact Berneta Spence, Director of Research for Memorial Programs, by e-mail, or call 202.737.7133. View official submission forms.

Submitting and officer's name to be included on the Memorial

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