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LAPD Officer Heather Monroe honored at funeral

LA Daily News

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.

Online Fundraising Effort Started for Motorcycle Officer Critically Injured in Crash


An online fundraising effort was started Wednesday for a motorcycle officer who was critically injured in a crash while responding to a hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian dead in Pomona.

Off-duty LAPD officer killed in New Year's morning crash in Simi Valley

LA Times

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed overnight when two cars, including one being used as an Uber, crashed in Simi Valley, authorities said.

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.

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

LA Daily News

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.

Mayor Lee picks William Scott, LAPD veteran, as SF police chief

SF Chronicle

Mayor Ed Lee plans to announce Tuesday that he is hiring a veteran Los Angeles deputy police chief to lead the San Francisco force as it implements broad changes in the wake of several shootings of African Americans and Latinos, according to City Hall sources.

Ambush Shootings of Police Officers Reach Highest Total in Decades

The Trace

Doubling up on patrols and donning body armor, cops are taking precautions that could complicate crime prevention and community relations.

60 law enforcement officers fatally shot this year, 20 in ambushes, report says

Fox News

A total of 60 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents in 2016, marking a 67 percent increase since 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported.

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence


Officials say one-third of officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant.

LAPD union blasts department’s response to Trump protests, saying officers were ‘overwhelmed’

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, says insufficient police staffing levels during last week’s protests of President-elect Donald Trump endangered officers and the public.


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Man accused of killing 2 Palm Springs officers faces death penalty

LA Times

The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers during an ambush-style attack will face the death penalty, Riverside County Dist. Atty. Mike Hestrin announced.

LA sheriff's sergeant dies after apparent medical emergency in Compton


A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant died after an apparent medical emergency in Compton Monday morning.

Deputy killed in Modoc County — the 4th on-duty California officer to die in 2 weeks

LA Times

A 31-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Northern California was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.

Memorial Service Held for Slain Palm Springs Officers


A packed memorial service for two Palm Springs police officers fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call earlier this month took place Tuesday at the city's convention center.

Officers To Run In Full Uniform From LA To Sacramento To Benefit Fallen Comrades

CBS Los Angeles

It’s gonna hurt. But it will go for a cause that benefits devastated law enforcement agencies and families like in the cases of a Los Angeles Sheriff’s department sergeant and two Palm Springs police officers this month.

Gang member pleads not guilty in ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers

LA Times

he man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers in a planned attack last week pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon after his attorney asked for a psychological evaluation to determine his mental competence.

Law enforcement officers gather at memorial for slain L.A. County sheriff's sergeant: 'He was the best of us'

LA Times

They arrived in shades of blue, green, tan — with proud shoulders and weary faces. Many knew well the man whose body lay in the black hearse escorted into a Lancaster church parking lot.

Procession Accompanies Body of Slain Sgt. Steve Owen, Called Role Model by Sheriff


Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he met Thursday with the family of slain Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Owen, whom he called a role model and a hero.

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