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LAPD Officer Heather Monroe honored at funeral

LAPD Officer Heather Monroe honored at funeral

Mourners gathered Thursday amid gray, weeping skies to pay last respects and celebrate the life of Los Angeles police Officer Heather Monroe, who was killed in an off-duty traffic collision early New Year’s Day.

Hundreds of people, including many law enforcement officers, congregated at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery’s Hall of Liberty, where the 30-year-old Monroe, of Simi Valley, was remembered for her energetic charisma, her strong commitment to family and her “confident swagger” at work.

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Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.

For all of 2016, 135 officers lost their lives. Some died in traffic accidents, but nearly half were shot to death. That's a 56 percent increase in shooting deaths over the previous year.

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Protesters had a plan, LAPD’s command staff did not

Protesters had a plan, LAPD’s command staff did not

Command staff embraces political correctness, puts officers in harm’s way

When did some LAPD command staff stop being cops, instead becoming politicians worried about their next promotion rather than the safety of those under their command?
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Help stop parole of cop killer Voltaire Williams
We need your help to prevent a cop killer from walking free. Twice in two years, Voltaire Williams CDC# E17796, the convicted murderer of LAPD Detective Thomas Williams, has been up for parole. Both times, after organized efforts by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) to send letters to Governor Brown and the Board of Parole Hearings, Williams was denied parole.
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Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks.

One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The San Antonio detective was writing a traffic ticket in his squad car outside police headquarters when he was shot to death. A St. Louis police sergeant who was shot twice in the face while he sat in traffic in a marked police vehicle is expected to survive.

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LAPD deputy chief’s move to San Francisco will be a ‘big loss’

LAPD deputy chief’s move to San Francisco will be a ‘big loss’

The news that Deputy Chief William Scott, a 27-year veteran of the police force, was chosen as the San Francisco police chief was viewed Tuesday as a loss for Los Angeles by his admirers, who include colleagues and even a critic of the department.

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Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee