Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2013 Honor Guard Seminar Announced

Chris Cosgriff, Executive Director of the Officer Down Memorial Page, will again be presenting at the annual Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard Seminar, which will be held in June 2013. This 3-day seminar has taught dozens of Honor Guard units from throughout the United States and Canada the proper protocol for conducting a line of duty death funeral. The seminar culminates with a complete mock funeral to allow participants to practice in a real-world setting.

Please refer to the Fairfax Count Police Department's announcement for more information and registration instructions:

Some of the participants from a past seminar.
The Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard will be hosting a three day training seminar June 24, 25, 26th, 2013.  Attached is the seminar registration form and course outline for your review.  This will be our eighth seminar.  We have received very positive feedback from all attendees.

We have broken down the training into eight training stations (see attached) which we will rotate every hour and fifteen minutes.  We will have class room instruction on how to prepare a line of duty death Teletype Message (TTY), Honor Guard budget and equipment companies from which to purchase supplies.  Mr. Chris Cosgriff, the chair of the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) will give a presentation on ODMP on day one of our seminar.  Day three we will transport the class to a funeral home/cemetery to practice a mock line of duty funeral.

There is a small fee of $185.00 per student to support the costs of hosting the seminar.  Each student will receive a copy of our Honor Guard SOP’s.  We have been told our is one of the best written LE Honor Guard manuals most have ever seen.  We also will have a barbeque dinner on the first night which is included in the registration fee.

The class size is limited to forty-eight students and is on a first come first serve basis.  This class generally fills up in less than two months.  We are limiting the enrollment to four students per agency.  Preference will be given to out of state agencies and first time attendees.  Once we receive your registration form and payment I will send you an e-mail confirming your team members are enrolled.

Download the registration form here, or contact Lt. Ken Baine for more information:

Lieutenant Ken Baine
Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard Commander
3911 Woodburn Road
Annandale, Virginia  22003
703-449-7289
[email protected]gov

October 2012 Law Enforcement Fatality Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1st, 2012

Fairfax, Va. - Eleven law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in October 2012, two fewer than were killed in September, but the fourth month in a row with double-digit deaths. In total, 101 law enforcement officers have fallen in the line of duty since January 1st, 2012.

Most notably, in October 2012:

  • Eleven (11) law enforcement officers (LEOs) were killed, compared to seven in October 2011
  • Two LEOs were shot and killed, including one in a case of mistaken identity
  • Five LEOs were killed in vehicle collisions
  • One LEO was beaten to death
  • One LEO was fatally stabbed
  • One LEO died in a training accident
  • One LEO died of a heart attack
Details on every line of duty death in 2012 can be obtained at http://www.ODMP.org/search/year/2012

The following charts are provided for reference and can be incorporated into any law enforcement training material or media reports. Please cite ODMP.

Law Enforcement Deaths by State in 2012 YTD

Not displayed: Washington, DC, had one (1) death; Puerto Rico had four (4) deaths; Virgin Islands had one (1) death.




Comparison of Law Enforcement Deaths, 2012 vs 2011 YTD





Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths in 2012 YTD


The data provided in this report is preliminary and subject to change based on final determinations of line of duty deaths. Accurate as of November 1, 2012.


About the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)
ODMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to remembering all fallen law enforcement officers by creating permanent online memorials, providing instant line of duty death notifications, and keeping cop-killers behind bars through its popular No Parole for Cop Killers initiative. With over 4-million unique visitors and 40-million page views annually, it is one of the most visited law enforcement web sites, and is referenced daily by law enforcement officers, leaders, and supporters nationwide. For more information, visit www.ODMP.org.


About the Crime Museum
The Crime Museum opened its doors in 2008 with a mission to educate and provide guests memorable insight into our Nation’s history of crime and judicial system. The museum examines law enforcement, forensic science, crime scene investigation (CSI) and the consequences of committing a crime. The museum is filled with over 100 interactives and highlights a fundamental commitment to capture the audience through an entertaining and educational experience. The Crime Museum is located on 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit). Learn more at www.crimemuseum.org.

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 2012 Law Enforcement Fatality Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1st, 2012

Fairfax, Va. - Thirteen law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in September 2012, the third month in a row with double-digit deaths. In total, 89 law enforcement officers have fallen in the line of duty since January 1st, 2012.

Most notably, in August 2012:

  • Thirteen (13) law enforcement officers (LEOs) were killed, compared to 10 in September 2011
  • Four LEOs were shot and killed
  • Six LEOs were killed in vehicle collisions
  • Two LEOs suffered fatal heart attacks
  • One LEO was fatally stabbed
  • One female LEO was murdered in the line of duty
  • September is the first month in 2012 to have more deaths than the same month in 2011
Details on every line of duty death in 2012 can be obtained at http://www.ODMP.org/search/year/2012

The following charts are provided for reference and can be incorporated into any law enforcement training material or media reports. Please cite ODMP.

Law Enforcement Deaths by State in 2012 YTD

Not displayed: Washington, DC, had one (1) death; Puerto Rico had four (4) deaths; Virgin Islands had one (1) death.




Comparison of Law Enforcement Deaths, 2012 vs 2011 YTD





Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths in 2012 YTD


The data provided in this report is preliminary and subject to change based on final determinations of line of duty deaths. Accurate as of October 1, 2012.


About the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)
ODMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to remembering all fallen law enforcement officers by creating permanent online memorials, providing instant line of duty death notifications, and keeping cop-killers behind bars through its popular No Parole for Cop Killers initiative. With over 4-million unique visitors and 40-million page views annually, it is one of the most visited law enforcement web sites, and is referenced daily by law enforcement officers, leaders, and supporters nationwide. For more information, visit www.ODMP.org.


About the Crime Museum
The Crime Museum opened its doors in 2008 with a mission to educate and provide guests memorable insight into our Nation’s history of crime and judicial system. The museum examines law enforcement, forensic science, crime scene investigation (CSI) and the consequences of committing a crime. The museum is filled with over 100 interactives and highlights a fundamental commitment to capture the audience through an entertaining and educational experience. The Crime Museum is located on 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit). Learn more at www.crimemuseum.org.