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Police Officer William Earl Collins, Jr.
Doyline Police Department, Louisiana
EOW: Friday, July 9, 2021
#EnoughIsEnough #OfficerDown #EOW #ThinBlueLine
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Our communities are witnessing a historic crime wave. As Murders SKYROCKET, we have elected officials refusing to embrace the rule of law & District Attorneys failing to prosecute violent criminals.
Until we hold our elected officials accountable, the #CrimeCrisis will continue.
🚨 CRIME CRISIS 🚨
Check out this week’s FOP Washington Watch: Legislative Update to stay informed on the latest news ➡️ https://national.fop.net/fop-update-20210705
Incident: Attempted Murder of a Deputy
Date of Incident: 5 July 2021
Location: Chippewa Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 5 July 2021 just past midnight, a deputy responded to the reports of shots being fired in the vicinity of Chippewa Boulevard and Kiowa Avenue in Salisbury. Upon arriving to the area of the complaint, the responding deputy immediately came under fire. It is presumed the gunshot that impacted the marked Sheriff’s Office vehicle in the driver’s door was fired out of a sedan that was leaving the area upon the arrival of the deputy.
The deputy was fortunately not injured in this incident.
Additional responding deputies observed what they believed to be the involved suspect vehicle as it fled the area and attempted to stop it. Instead of stopping, the operator of this suspect vehicle turned off the vehicle’s lights and attempted to flee from the deputies. Deputies were able to pursue the suspect vehicle to the rear parking lot of the 7-11 at the intersection of Salisbury Parkway and Nanticoke Road at which point the occupants bailed out of the vehicle and began fleeing on foot. The deputies were able to detain two individuals from the vehicle that were believed involved in the incident.
Investigation of this incident revealed there was a large block party that attracted a crowd of about 200 in the Chippewa Boulevard area for the Independence Day celebration. As the party progressed and as midnight approached, an altercation began and gunshots began ringing out. Investigation of this scene revealed evidence that over 100 shots were fired. It has since been discovered that multiple homes and vehicles in the area were struck by this gunfire, but at this time there have been no reports of any injuries.
This incident if being actively investigated by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Clark at 410-548-4891.
Tipsters may also contact Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776 where you will remain anonymous and could qualify for a cash reward.
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson
Date: 7 July 2021
1977: Domestic Terrorist Joanne Chesimard, AKA "Assata Shakur," was convicted of killing NJ State Trooper Werner Foerster. To this day, she remains on the FBI's list of Most Wanted Terrorists.
2020: With the invitation from the City of Palo Alto, "artists” painted a mural to honor this #CopKiller.
Read More ▶️ https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/07/07/five-palo-alto-officers-challenge-city-over-black-lives-matter
Amid a push to end mental health hospitalizations, Virginia is still funding more beds - Virginia Mercury “Broken” is the only word Sheriff Darrell Warren can find to describe Virginia’s mental health system. A 30-year veteran of the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, he’s part of a growing contingent — law enforcement officials who have turned to state legislators, or the pages of their local new...
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Detective Greg Ferency
Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana
EOW: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
#EnoughIsEnough #OfficerDown #EOW #ThinBlueLine
🚨OFFICER DOWN ▶️ Please pray for the family of the Terre Haute Police Officer who was shot and killed at a Federal building in Vigo County, Indiana.
The violence against our officers MUST STOP. We are Fathers and Mothers, Sons and Daughters, Members of your Community.
Read More ➡️ https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2021/07/07/terre-haute-federal-building-shooting-officer-shot-vigo-county/7893016002/
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OFFICERS SHOT: Please pray for the Chicago Police Officer and the two Federal agents shot this morning in Chicago.
As the violence against our officers continues, we ask that you pray for all of America’s law enforcement!
Read More ▶️ https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-officer-2-federal-agents-shot-in-morgan-park-fire-officials-say/2548851/
The #CrimeCrisis is claiming the lives of fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. Many of those who have called to defund the police continue to demonize law enforcement's brave men and women while ignoring the rise in violence across the country. People are being gunned down. It's happening in our major cities, every single day.
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Gun violence spikes across Delaware in 2021 and it's getting worse The first half of the year saw 150 people shot across in Delaware - that's more than every person wounded by gunfire in Delaware in all of 2018.
Virginia Fraternal Order of Police
We are saddened to share the news of the loss of Sergeant Corey Watkins after battling an illness this past year. Our hearts go out to his family. He was a great Sergeant and friend to all. We will miss him.
Happy Birthday America! Thank You to all who sacrifice to make America the best place in the world to live. America is the land of the free and home of the brave. Thank You to the men and women who fight for America across the world and the men and women who protect this country on the home front.
Please take the time today and celebrate America’s birthday. To everyone please celebrate responsibly, there’s no excuse to drink and drive. We want everyone to have a safe and joyous holiday today.
'I am brought to tears': Foundation pays off mortgage on Hanover home for family of state trooper killed in 2015 A foundation dedicated to honoring and supporting first-responders, veterans and their families announced Friday that it has paid off the mortgage on the Hanover County home where Virginia State Police
OFFICER DOWN: Ambush-Style Attacks on Police Up 91%
▶️ 150 Officers Shot so far This Year
▶️ 28 Killed by Gunfire
Check out this week’s FOP Washington Watch: Legislative Update to stay informed on the latest news ➡️ https://national.fop.net/fop-update-20210628
Delaware F.O.P. Lodge 5
“People are out on multiple felony bonds, shooting another person and getting out again. When there’s no consequence with actions, you’ll see an uptick in crime,” said National FOP VP Joe Gamaldi.
Read More ▶️ https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/01/ambush-attacks-cops-surged-2021-national-fraternal-order-of-police/
For far too long, some in the media have looked the other way and downplayed when our officers are targeted with violence.
We are sounding the alarm about the dangers our officers are facing every day, particularly as violent crime surges across America.
Read More ▶️ https://www.foxnews.com/us/ambush-attacks-police-officers-law-enforcement
National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Director Carvajal advising him of our strong support for the officers working at the United States Penitentiary (USP), Thomson in Illinois, which is critically understaffed and the officers there are overworked and demoralized.
National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Representatives Golden and Davis advising them that the National FOP joins the Maine State FOP Lodge in supporting H.R. 4136, the “Responsible Ownership of Fi****ms Act.”
This ain't rocket science. If you're a Mayor and don't know the solutions, here they are:
✅ Restore the Rule of Law
✅ Oppose rogue District Attorneys not prosecuting violent crime, letting criminals back out onto the streets to roam freely
✅ Embrace Broken Windows Theory
✅ Support and Fund the Police
No such thing as a "Routine Call” ▶️ This suspect opened fire on officers responding to a domestic assault call.
The brave men and women of law enforcement place their lives on the line and respond to calls for help, not knowing what they are walking into. They want nothing more than to return home safely to their loved ones at the end of their shift.
Read More ▶️ https://ksltv.com/465522/police-swat-responding-to-south-ogden-home-after-suspect-fires-shots-at-police/
We wish to congratulate LASD Deputy Claudia Apolinar for her 2021 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
CCTV cameras recorded Deputy Apolinar and her partner sitting in their cruiser when a gunman ambushed them. Even though shot in the face, torso, and neck; Deputy Apolinar was able to apply a tourniquet to her partner, then provided cover for both of them until responders arrived. A suspect was later apprehended.
Deputy Apolinar’s determination to fight to survive and aide her partner is a testament to herself, her training, and dedication to her profession.
The ambush unfolded on Sept. 12 as the two deputies sat in a marked patrol vehicle near the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center in Compton, authorities said. Surveillance video released by the sheriff's department showed an individual dressed in black shorts, a dark jacket and wielding a pistol walk up to the vehicle and shoot through the passenger-side window without warning.
The shooter ran to a black four-door sedan and sped away, authorities said. As the gunman fled, surveillance video showed the patrol vehicle's passenger-side door open and Deputy Apolinar who was shot in the neck stumbled out covered in blood. She quickly ran to the driver’s side of the vehicle, removed her partner, positioned him behind a concrete pillar, applied a tourniquet to stop his bleeding, and then stood back up scanning for threats while applying pressure to her throat.
“This cowardly ambush was followed by bystanders celebrating and cheering that the deputies had been shot, and that followed at the hospital -- the sanctity, the quiet sanctity of the hospital -- with protesters cheering and chanting for the deputies to die,'' Sheriff Villanueva said. "These acts and that day, I will not forget it”
Both deputies survived because of her heroic actions, and the suspect was later arrested.
NEWS ➡️ Statement from National FOP President Patrick Yoes on the Status of Criminal Justice Reform Efforts
See below for the full text ⤵️
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 30 JUNE 2021
🔺 Statement from National FOP President Patrick Yoes on the Status of Criminal Justice Reform Efforts 🔺
The Fraternal Order of Police took the initiative and began participating in good faith discussions on criminal justice reform more than a year ago. We have spent countless hours working with Members of Congress from both parties, in the House and in the Senate, to draft legislation that would improve policing in the United States while preserving the protections so critically important to officers on the street.
Unfortunately, given the politics of the moment, we seem to be poised to undo more than a year’s worth of work toward common sense criminal justice reform. Demagoguery and scare tactics have jeopardized the future of these efforts and may well have derailed the negotiations.
If Congress abandons its efforts on criminal justice reform, the results for our citizens and our profession will be tragic. States and local jurisdictions will go their own way and make their own reforms—in fact, in some States and jurisdictions, this is already happening. Instead of national norms involving the use of force, body-worn camera policies, and other law enforcement issues across the country, we will have standards that are less uniform and reflect local political concerns instead of best police practices. We will continue to see historic levels of attrition in the policing profession which, coupled with the nationwide recruiting crisis, has put all of our citizens in greater danger. If in fact the effort to craft bipartisan legislation does come to an end, we will have missed an enormous opportunity to strengthen the bonds between police officers and the communities they serve while ensuring the continuation of protections which are vital to rank-and-file police officers.
The FOP remains committed to meaningful criminal justice reform and we will keep working with our partners in Congress and the Administration. We are equally committed to preserving and reinforcing the protections vital to officers on the street. We share in the frustration of all Americans with the naysayers and bomb-throwers. Our fundamental public safety issues are officer safety and officer rights. The status quo is not acceptable, and we need to do better.
Two armed robbers held up a news crew that was interviewing Oakland’s (CA) director of violence prevention outside City Hall, after the city voted to defund the police $18 Million dollars, and also homicide rates have doubled since last year.
Let that sink in.
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Crime in Oakland Is So Bad News Crew Gets Held Up While Interviewing Director of Violence Prevention “Out of control” crime in Oakland was on full display Monday as two armed robbers held up a news crew that was interviewing the city’s director of violence prevention outside
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