Protecting the Palm Beaches – a tribute to those who serve and sacrifice
Bottom Line: This weekly feature is designed to recognize those who've paid the ultimate price to serve their communities and to serve as a reminder of what our police risk to keep us safe. We highlight a remarkable effort by local law enforcement each week. Joel Malkin brings you the perspective in local news from leaders in local law enforcement.
I bring you the unfortunate news you need to know:
- 148 police officers died in the line of duty in 2018 – 16% higher year over year & the top cause of death was murder for the first time on record
- 10 police officers have now died while serving in 2019
- We lost another hero over the past week
In Georgia, Deputy Joshua Ryer died in an accident during the transporting of an inmate.
Please remember the families of our fallen heroes as well. In addition to already losing ten officers this year, there are five widows and eight children who’ve lost a parent.
Overall deaths are already pacing 11% above 2018.
Remember to back the badge and spread the word. Media often aren't there for our law enforcement, but we can be. Let our police, and their families, know we support them every chance you get. They need it, now more than ever, just as we need them more than ever.