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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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Participate in Run for the Badge 5K remotely due to pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 17, 2020


Run for the Badge 5K, which was scheduled to be held in Washington DC this October, will now be an exclusively virtual event. The Oct. 10, 2020 run to honor America’s law enforcement officers will be held remotely to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals can support the run from anywhere in the world. […]

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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 These coins were originally made available to the public from September 15, 1997 to December 15, 1998.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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Apply today for law enforcement, first responders funding to offset COVID-19 expenditures

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 24, 2020


Law enforcement and first responders are encouraged to apply for funding assistance provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Department of Homeland Security recently provided information on the various sources of funding, along with resources related to the federal Coronavirus Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. Please click below for […]

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NAPO updates members on PSOB benefits in relation to COVID-19 exposure

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 13, 2020


NAPO updated members regarding how the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program will handle COVID-19 Law Enforcement Officer deaths and disability cases. On March 30, NAPO sent an email to members advising how to prove COVID-19 exposure in the line of duty, and the link between the exposure and the illness […]

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