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Final Tour: August 2015

Sep 01, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Dale Stockton

As August comes to a close, we have suffered 82 line-of-duty police deaths thus far in 2015. Of those, 35 have been lost in vehicle-related incidents, 23 to gunfire and 24 to other causes, the majority of which have been duty-related heart attacks or illness. We’re slightly lower (2%) than the same time last year but that won’t ease the pain of those who have lost a loved one. Details on August Losses August was a deadly month for law enfor... Full Article »

Final Tour: July 2015

Aug 01, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today
By Dale Stockton

[Editor's Note: Just as this was being posted we received word that Deputy Del Daniels, 22, Marlboro County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Department, died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash that occurred July 20. He had been on the job only three weeks and was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the road when another deputy lost control. Deputy Daniels had been on a respirator fighting for his life but lost that battle early on the morning of Aug... Full Article »

Final Tour: June 2015

Jul 01, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Dale Stockton

So far in 2015, 63 officers have died in the line-of-duty. Of those, 28 were lost in vehicle-related incidents, 16 to gunfire and 19 to other causes, the majority of which were duty-related heart attacks or illness. Although we’re currently running approximately 11% lower than this same time last year, that’s little comfort to those families and agencies who have lost a loved one. Now, half way through 2015, here are some observations regard... Full Article »

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