We just ended a three-year period (2012–2014) which reflects the lowest line-of-duty loss in more than 50 years. This is despite the increased number of gunfire deaths and surge in ambush attacks seen in 2014.Read More
There will always be circumstances beyond our control that will result in officer deaths and injuries, but being prepared to treat those injuries on your own, when possible, can help to save your life.Read More
As we remember the service and sacrifice of our fallen, let us also think of the long line of those family members and friends left behind.
The impact to a fallen officer’s family is profound. Here, the daughter, widow and mother of Officer Bradley Fox comfort each other at his name on the National Memorial. Fox was killed in an ambush while searching for a suspect. His K-9 partner was also shot, but survived.
Eleven officers died during the month of December, bringing the preliminary death toll for 2014 to 118.
One question could save your life: What’s Important Now?
The officer who was driving this vehicle, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Mitchell, survived this crash because he was wearing his seatbelt and body armor. Mitchell acknowledges that he failed to adequately consider WIN—What’s Important Now?—and was driving too fast at the time of the crash. Mitchell has become a Below 100 instructor and candidly shares his story when he presents.