In a meeting at the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder said he couldn't imagine how his family would feel if his brother, now a retired law enforcement officer, had been killed while on the job.
A total of 162 officers died in the line of duty last year, up from 117 in 2009. So far this year, 49 have lost their lives, a 20 percent rise from the same time last year. --MORE!
Fond du Lac Officer Killed, Another WoundedA Wisconsin man opened fire on police during a six-hour standoff at a house, killing one officer and critically wounding another, authorities said.
Police in Fond du Lac were called to the house around 6:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate a sexual assault. Shortly after they arrived, the suspect started shooting at the officers, a news release said. --MORE!
Ohio Man Charged in Police Officer's Fatal ShootingA northern Ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a police officer. Erie County sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth says 50-year-old Kevin Randleman of Sandusky was charged Sunday.
Police haven't said why Sandusky Officer Andrew Dunn tried to stop Randleman as he rode a bicycle early Saturday or what prompted the gun battle that followed. MORE!
Orange County Deputy Dies After Contracting InfectionAfter 11 years on the job, 40-year-old Deputy Sebastian Diana died last weekend in the line of duty.
But Diana did not lose his life the way most people might think. He was responding to a 911 call, trying to save a baby's life by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The 3-month-old child didn't make it and the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Diana contracted a bacterial infection. He was sick off and on for the last few years until this past weekend when his heart stopped.
Doctors say bacterial infections can set up and harm the heart valves. --MORE!
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