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Retired police lieutenant creates organization for law enforcement medical services

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – When Lieutenant Randy Sutton sustained career-ending injuries during his career in the police force, he was met with resistance when seeking medical and psychological care in the aftermath.

Wife of fallen officer discovers letter he wrote her before being killed in the line of duty

Posted by  – Law Enforcement Today

If you are reading this letter, it is because something went horribly wrong.  You have never gone in this safe before.  I know how you feel about guns.  If you had just gone into the safe to get a gun to protect yourself because I wasn’t home and something bad had happened, you’d be dealing with a problem and not a letter.

The Wounded Blue gives police officers peer support.

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Retired Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Randy Sutton certainly knows the dangers that come with being a law enforcement officer.

What You Don’t Know About Being Injured Could Leave You Homeless.

Cop Gumbo with Val Van Brocklin

Like most of the public, I assumed officers injured in the line of duty were taken care of. Maybe you assume that, too. Not so, as Randy Sutton, a 34-year police veteran, learned.

Former Sheriff Scott Israel Files Federal Lawsuit After Being Fired for Being Terrible.

Posted Via: Law Enforcement Today
Disgraced ex-Broward County Florida Sheriff Scott Israel who was removed from his position after the Parkland high school shooting in February of 2018 is now suing over his removal from office.

The Wounded Blue: Never Forgotten, Never Alone

Posted by: Joel E. Gordon
“It would be hard to believe that anyone reading this would not be familiar with Randy Sutton. Lt. Randy Sutton (ret.) was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey.”

The Wounded Blue Documentary.

Posted by: Crawford Coates on Calibre Press
“My foremost goal as a filmmaker is to continue to tell impactful stories that shed a positive light on the law enforcement community,”

Wife of Injured Billings Police Officer Takes Fight For Injured Officers To Our Nation’s Capital

Posted by: Julie Koerber on Yellowstone Stone Valley Woman
The silvery scars that run up and down Ladd Paulson’s legs serve as a faint reminder of the not one but two near-fatal motorcycle crashes he suffered while on the job as a Billings police officer.

Senate Unanimously Passes Grassley-Gillibrand Bill to Aid Officers Disabled in Line of Duty

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed legislation authored by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to improve access to assistance for first responders permanently disabled in the line of duty. The Protecting America’s First Responders Act establishes guidelines for determining eligibility for federal benefit under the Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) program and provides the Justice Department with new tools to more uniformly and efficiently adjudicate benefit claims.

“This week is National Police Week, a time to honor America’s law enforcement officers for their sacrifices serving our communities. So it’s only fitting that the Senate unanimously passed our bipartisan bill to help those who have given so much to help us. This bill helps ensure public safety officers whose lives have been permanently altered by a catastrophic injury in the line of duty get the support they deserve. The House of Representatives should swiftly pass this bill and send it to President Trump,” Grassley said.

New legislation is a huge win for disabled emergency responders

National Police Week Candlelight Vigil for fallen officers. (LET)

Posted by: LET Staff
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass new laws that would improve access to assistance for emergency responders that were personally injured in the line of duty.

Group: DOJ officer benefits program plagued with delays, dysfunction

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A national law enforcement group that supports disabled and injured officers is blasting the Department of Justice, claiming its public safety officers’ benefits program continues to fall short.

The program is supposed to offer financial aid to first responders injured in the line of duty, to help them stay afloat while out of work.

Families of seriously-injured police officers say healthcare systems are failing them

By Greg Norman | Fox News
Police officers across the nation put their lives on the line every day to protect Americans, but, when it comes time to repay that debt, families and advocates say the system in place leaves them “left out to dry.”

Police and corrections officers face potentially damaging delays in workers’ comp claims

By: Darcy Spears
Police and corrections officers take an oath to serve and protect. You’d expect when they’re injured on duty, they’re taken care of. But we uncovered a heartbreaking story about a system that many say is letting our officers down.