Today’s highly interesting read (05/14/19): How dangerous is it to be a police officer?

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“Throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers! These brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. To those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, we will never forget you!”
President Trump

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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text that says 'Police Officer Matthew Rittner Milwaukee (WI) Police Department End of Watch: February 6, 2019 Police Officer Matthew Rittner was shot and killed as he executed a search warrant. Officer Rittner is the 8th law law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Wisconsin in 2019.'

From USA TODAY:

In recent years, police throughout the country have come under intensified scrutiny in the wake of several killings of unarmed black men at the hands of officers, most of them white. Several of those deaths have led to protests and calls for reforms and heightened accountability, especially when the officers have not been penalized.

But when 25,000-40,000 people gather in Washington, D.C., this week to partake in National Police Week activities, they will provide a reminder of the vital role law enforcement serves and the sacrifice many officers and their families have made.

Read the entire article here.

 

 

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