in the line of duty, somewhere in the U.S.

one law enforcement officer is killed every 53 hours

On average

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Thousands pay their respects to Trooper Marc Castellano

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Over 2,000 police officers and an estimated 5,000 total people attended the funeral of Trooper Marc Castellano at St. Veronica’s Church in Howell on Saturday. Castellano, a married father of two preschoolers, was hit by a car earlier in the week on Interstate 195 while assisting in a search for two people believed to have abandoned a vehicle.

3 police officers fatally shot in Baton Rouge; dead suspect identified

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Three police officers were fatally shot in Baton Rouge and three others were wounded, according to officials, in what one witness described as a fusillade of dozens of shots shattering the calm

Trooper Chad P. Dermyer

Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer, 37, was participating in a training operation with other troopers at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond on March 31 when a man walked away from his luggage. Dermyer approached the man, and after the two talked for a few seconds, the man pulled a gun from his waistband and fatally shot the trooper, police said.

Officers finalize details for Chavez funeral, tribute

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Chavez, 33, a two-year veteran of the Hatch Police Department, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Hatch on Aug. 12.

Farewell, brother’: Dallas police mourn their fallen officers

Family and friends of fallen police officers take part in a candlelight vigil at City Hall for the five police officers killed during a shooting in downtown Dallas.

For Families of Fallen Officers, Grief Can Be Paired With Financial Hardship

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Cheryl Schultz’ husband Kevin had been dead for less than two weeks when she had knee surgery.
The timing wasn’t an unfortunate coincidence, Schultz said it was intentionally scheduled so that she could have the surgery before she lost insurance coverage.