TRUMP EFFECT: 2017 Officer Deaths Down Dramatically

Feature Photo credit EPA. US President Donald J. Trump signs a proclamation supporting police officers at The White House in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2017.Feature Photo credit EPA. US President Donald J. Trump signs a proclamation supporting police officers at The White House in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2017.

In May, President Trump spoke at the National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service. And the speech he gave, has had a miraculous effect. He stood on the steps of the Capitol and said,

Our police have been subject to unfair defamation and vilification and — really, you see what’s going on — even worse, hostility and violence. You are entitled to leadership at the highest level that will draw a bright line in the sand, not a red line in the sand that isn’t gone over, but a bright line in the sand, and we will protect you.”

And on the same day he signed a proclamation to showcase how many of our men in blue are slain in the line of duty. President Trump then requested the Justice Department to come up with a strategy to better prosecute these cases. h/t CSPANSee Video Below. 

The Trump Effect in full swing! Police Officer deaths on the decline.

President Trump means what he says! And the number of police officer deaths have decreased. As reported by USA Today, “Deaths in 2017 have hit a nearly 58-year low. The only other year with fewer deaths since 1959 was in 2013, when 116 officers were killed.”

Photo Credit to George Petras/USA Today. National LEO Memorial Fund.

Photo Credit to George Petras/USA Today. National LEO Memorial Fund.

USA Today further reported, “It’s definitely a good sign but if it’s a trend, we’ll have to see,” said Geoffrey P. Alpert, a professor at the University of South Carolina and a researcher on high-risk police activities. “I think we’re starting to see the impact of all this new training and equipment, and a shift because of the overall concern for officer safety.”

It is good to see our men in blue, who get up every day to serve. We tip our hat to you. Thank you, Officers, for all that you do.

The effect you have on our communities to keep them safe, is very much appreciated. Click HERE to read a heart warming story about the Ft Lauderdale police chief who responded to the recent Florida hurricane.

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