FOP Cops & Kids 2015
Today, in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. They serve with valor and distinction – and with great success. Federal statistics show that violent and property crime rates in the United States are at historic lows, thanks in large measure to the dedicated service of the men and women of law enforcement
That protection comes at a price, however. Each year, there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, resulting in nearly 16,000 injuries. Sadly, over the last decade, an average of 150 officers a year have been killed in the line of duty. And throughout U.S. history, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring all of America’s law enforcement heroes – those who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve and protect. That mission is accomplished through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as programs such as Officer of the Month, Officer Roll Call and others.
We invite you to learn more about the heroes of American law enforcement and join us in respecting, honoring and remembering them.
Last week after the Grand Jury Verdict in New York I was contacted by WRVA 1140 AM radio station to do an interview on how officers felt about the protests taking place across the country. I am attaching the interview to this email for you. I think it is important to keep you informed about the issues that I as your president address. I am representing your interests as law enforcement officers. I hope that you are doing well and this message is received well by you.
Thanks again for your support. I think it is important that we are heard. Stay safe and have a great Holiday Season. President Carroll's Interview