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Police officer suicide rate more than doubles line-of-duty deaths in 2019, study shows

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of police officers who died by suicide in 2019 was more than double the number killed in the line of duty, according to a study — and one organization is aiming to change the startling statistic with a broader peer networking program.

2 Honolulu police officers were shot and killed when they answered a call for help.

(CNN) Two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed when they responded to a call for help Sunday in Waikiki.  Following the shooting, a fire broke out at the home the officers had been called to. Three people, including the suspect, remain unaccounted for in the fire.

AOC fights against hiring new subway cops as violence erupts in city trains.

Posted by Ashley McMann | Law Enforcement Today

What better way for New Yorker’s to ring in the New Year than a good old-fashioned NYC subway brawl, right?  However, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there’s no issues on the subway trains, and no need to hire police officers for the MTA.

Texas Governor Pushes
‘No Bail For Cop Killers’ Law

KXAN | Austin, TX

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he will propose a law where there is “no bail for cop killers.”  The governor’s assertion followed what occurred over the bail for the suspect who ran down Nassau Bay Police Sergeant Kaila Sullivan on Dec. 10, KXAN reported.

They Said He Was Too Much To Handle…

They said he was too much to handle. That’s all I knew about him. He had lived on an Indian Reservation, was returned to a shelter, and was too much to handle. That is where our story started.

NY State Police testing new light bars.

NEW YORK — The New York State Police has modified the light bars on top of their police cruisers to make emergency vehicles more noticeable.

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 Police Officer Takes Fight For Injured Officers To 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.

New legislation is a huge win for disabled emergency responders.

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 — 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.

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 damaging
delays in workers’ comp claims

KTNV | Chief Investigative Reporter, 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.