Each year we lose between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. National Police Week (NPW) held May 11 – 17 each year in Washington, D.C. honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.
MAP pays tribute to those officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives to help save others, while making each of their communities safer.
PTSD… the Silent Sacrifice
With a shortage of officers, and the increase of losing more to suicide, it’s time to stop, listen, and offer help. When Police, Corrections, and Fire departments offer officer wellness early on, their officers have a better chance reaching the end of their career, with a healthy body and mind.
46 Officers were fatally shot last year in 2017
140 Officers committed suicide
We can all help those who have lost a loved one to suicide, or mental illness like PTSD. Their dedication to the law enforcement profession is true-blue... and so is ours.