As we enter 2017 it is a time to reflect on the previous year. As members of the Law Enforcement Community we are forced to recognize that 2016 was a year of great sadness and loss. As we end the year with a total of 140 line of duty deaths one can’t help but acknowledge this staggering amount. What is more astonishing is the fact that 63 of these deaths were caused by gunfire. Clearly violence towards our law enforcement community has worsened and we must work even harder to overcome these obstacles. The tragic and unprovoked murder in ambush style attacks is by far the greatest example of our profession coming under attack. As per the latest statistics, 20 officers were killed in ambush style attacks.
Please visit our “In Memoriam – 2016″ site as we remember those Officers from our surrounding states.
These Officers gave the ultimate sacrifice this past year in service to their Community and their State. Please join the Aquidneck Island National Police Parade on Sunday May 7, 2017 as we pay tribute to all our fallen Law Enforcement Heroes.
Hopefully you’ll be able to join us in commemorating the sacrifice of our 140 fallen officers. Until then be safe.