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FBI, police arrest 13 in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor, overthrow government

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 8, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media Thirteen members of two militia groups were arrested during a raid by multiple law enforcement agencies for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials, overthrow the state government, and endanger law enforcement officers. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from agencies working […]

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NAPO shares ways to help ambushed Los Angeles Deputies

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 16, 2020


Several groups have inquired through NAPO about ways to assist the Los Angeles County Deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their vehicle in an assassination attempt Sept. 12.  The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy were critically injured, suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The following information was provided by Association […]

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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to recognize officer duty deaths due to COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 4, 2020


The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes law enforcement officers are highly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 in the line-of-duty. If it is determined an officer died as a result of exposure to the virus while performing official duties, that officer will be eligible for inclusion on the Memorial. Specific evidence is required to prove […]

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Law Enforcement line-of-duty fatalities decrease in first half of 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 16, 2020


COVID-19 poised to become leading cause of deaths While this year’s Law Enforcement line-of-duty deaths have fallen 14 percent when compared to the first half of 2019, pending COVID-19 cases could cause deaths to skyrocket in comparison. There were 65 line-of-duty deaths through June 30, 2020, according to preliminary data reported in the National Law […]

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Limited quantities of National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum coins on sale

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 9, 2020


The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is selling a limited number of U.S. Mint commemorative silver coins, which were issued in honor of the 6th anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial. These coins were originally made available to the public from September 15, 1997 to December 15, 1998. Money raised from coin sales […]

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Ford helps officers neutralize coronavirus in police vehicles

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 25, 2020


Excerpted from media.ford.com Ford Motor Company is doing their part to protect law enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker has designed a new heated software enhancement being piloted with the Police Interceptor Utility to reduce viral concentration in vehicles by over 99 percent. This smart vehicle software is available immediately for all 2013-2019 Police […]

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Reserve Deputy to Run Across Michigan to aid families of fallen police officers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kent County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Matt Garbarino decided to combine his two passions – running and law enforcement – to raise money for families of fallen officers. “When I first started going on road patrol, it really opened my eyes as to the danger that law enforcement puts themselves […]

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