LEORF News
September 15, 2021

I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association 34 Honoring First Responders on 9/11

In advance of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association 34 presented a wreath of flowers to each of the four city precincts, their police memorial, and the Virginia Beach Fire Department Training Center.     Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association 34 posted on Facebook,…
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LEORF News
September 9, 2021

9/11 Tribute in Light

    The I.U.P.A. keeps a framed photograph of the Tribute in Light at our International Headquarters, which is a commemorative public art installation that is lit every year, from dusk until dawn, on September 11. It has grown to be an iconic symbol that honors those killed and celebrates…
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September 2, 2021

Stories of 9/11 from Officers at Ground Zero on the 20th Anniversary

    New York State Investigator Ronald Pierone, Jr. When Ronald got the news about what had happened at the twin towers on September 11, 2001, he was holding his infant son who was just a few days shy of one month old. He handed his son off because he…
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August 19, 2021

C.O.P.S. National Conference on Law Enforcement Wellness and Trauma

About the Conference WHY? C.O.P.S. recognizes that every law enforcement officer is subject to crisis and tragedy throughout their career. These public servants see the most unthinkable acts of criminal behavior in our society. Are we providing assistance to help officers navigate these events over the course of their professional…
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LEORF News
August 13, 2021

Infographic: PTSD in First Responders

The Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund knows that mental health is a serious concern for law enforcement and their families since the job requires that officers risk their lives daily, run towards the things the rest of us run away from, and witness things that damage their emotional health. That…
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LEORF News
August 5, 2021

Post 9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement Exhibit Opening Just Ahead of 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The National Law Enforcement Museum will reopen on August 27, 2021 and feature an exhibit, Post 9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement. 9/11 was an unprecedented and devastating event. First responders took heroic action on that day to try to save lives. Law enforcement has worked diligently in…
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July 30, 2021

COVID-19 Leading Cause of 2021 Line-Of-Duty Deaths

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has recently released the 2021 Mid-Year Preliminary Fatalities Report for line-of-duty deaths. Sadly, COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for officers in the report. Last year, COVID-19 claimed the lives of more than half of the officers killed in the line-of-duty in 2020.   Law…
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July 22, 2021

I.U.P.A. Local Milwaukee Police Association Bringing Smiles to Kids at C.O.P.S. Kids Camp!

I.U.P.A. Local Milwaukee Police Association participated in this year’s annual Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Kids Camp! Kids Camp is a weeklong camp for surviving children of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. Milwaukee Police Association sponsored team shirts for the six to eight year old age…
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July 16, 2021

Remembering Fallen and Injured Baton Rouge Officers on the Five Year Anniversary of the Tragedy

On July 17, 2016, the lives of law enforcement and civilian lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana changed forever. It was a Sunday and it was hot outside of the B-Quick convenience store, less than a quarter of a mile from the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters. The B-Quick store was…
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July 15, 2021

Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia Remembered and Honored

Police Officer Anthony Dia of the Toledo Police Department in Ohio bravely protected the community of Toledo for four years. He was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a Home Depot store at about 12:30 am. on July 4, 2020. Police Officer Dia has been described as…
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