LEORF News
June 10, 2021

Outpouring of Support for LEOs in Port Saint Lucie!

During Police Week 2021, the community of Port Saint Lucie, Florida showed their local law enforcement heroes just how much they truly appreciate them! Lunch was donated by JYD BBQ, breakfast from Aycock Funeral Homes, dinner from Texas Roadhouse, and snacks from Wickshire Port Saint Lucie! It did not end…
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LEORF News
May 28, 2021

Milwaukee Police Association, IUPA Local #21 Fallen Heroes

  The Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund joins with the Milwaukee Police Association, Local #21, in mourning the loss of Police Officer Charles G. “Chuckie” Irvine, Jr.; Police Officer Michael J. Michalski; and, most recent, Police Officer Mathew J. Rittner. Prior to the loss of “Chuckie” June 7th, 2018 the…
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LEORF News
May 24, 2021

Mark Bond wrote for Multibriefs, “Children of the badge: The impact of stress on law enforcement children”

We know that being married to a law enforcement officer (LEO) has its challenges. But how does extended exposure to secondhand stress and trauma affect the children of LEOs? According to a 2002 study led by Rudy Arredondo, law enforcement children "can develop traumatic stress vicariously" through watching and listening…
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LEORF News
May 24, 2021

Light Ohio Blue

Across Central Ohio, officers who have died in the line of duty are being honored during Light Ohio Blue from Friday, May 9 to Sunday, May 16. A ceremony was held in Madison County on Monday night, May 11, at the Ohio Peace Officers Memorial at the state's training academy.…
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LEORF News
May 24, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund would like to recognize that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Officers see things that members of the public cannot imagine during the course of their duties. That is why cops have a higher incidence of PTSD than the general population and a higher…
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LEORF News
May 18, 2021

In the Line of Duty

Tacoma Police Department Officer Komarovsky responded to the scene of a car accident and though witnesses said there was no one in the burning car, Officer Komarovsky found a barely responding driver in the front seat. Without hesitation or with a second thought as to his own well-being, Officer Komarovsky…
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LEORF News
May 12, 2021

Corrections Officers Honored in Virtual Vigil

In an average year, 11 line of duty deaths is common for corrections officers, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year there were 218 corrections officers and 41 non-custody employees who died in the line of duty. At 7:00 p.m. this Friday, One Voice United will host a virtual…
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LEORF News
May 11, 2021

C.O.P.S. Virtual Memory Boards honoring the 2020 and 2021 Roll Call of Heroes May 12 and 14

Join us in remembering and honoring the 2020 and 2021 Roll Call of Heroes on our Facebook at 7 p.m. Central on May 12th for the 2020 Roll Call of Heroes and 7 p.m. Central May 14th for the 2021 Roll Call of Heroes! NPW Virtual Memory Board Don't forget…
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LEORF News
May 10, 2021

National Police Week 2021

  On October 1, 1962, President Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week during which May 15 falls as Police Week. In 1982, the Memorial Service began as a gathering of 120 survivors. It has now grown to tens of thousands…
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LEORF News
May 5, 2021

NLEOMF: In Advance of Honor

Article from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Newsroom Researchers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial follow a stringent and emotional process to vet names of the fallen. Peeling back layers, overturning proverbial stones, unearthing nuggets of information that are sometimes nearly impossible to find. The process that leads…
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