On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
A study shows that 87 officers died in the line of duty between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year. At this point last year, 61 officers had died, making this year’s total a 43 percent increase. If the trend continues, 2010 could become one of the deadliest years for U.S. police agencies in two decades. - Full Story