Monday, June 1, 2015


"SERVICE" NEWSLETTER: "What service were you in?" #1:    June 1, 2015
Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace and Justice
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Teachers Killed in School Shootings, Google Search, May 7, 2015   Wikipedia
February 6, 1864: Ashland County, Ohio, The school teacher of the Pyfer's SchoolHouse, George W. Longfelt shot and instantly killed student Alfred Desem, and ...
Jun 19, 2014 - CNN examined Everytown for Gun Safety's list of school shootings; Everytown says ..... Read: Students injured, teacher killed at middle school. › ... › Crime & Law Enforcement › Crime Data
Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others wounded in attack.
Dec 9, 2014 - teacher lay sprawled on the ground as Davis started to run for the school building. ... in Santa Monica and another near Seattle—in which four or more victims were killed. ... The school shootings occurred across 16 states.
Jun 13, 2014 - After an Oregon high school freshman armed with an assault rifle injured a teacherkilled a student and killed himself Tuesday, a striking ... › US News › US gun control   The Guardian
Feb 12, 2014 - Thirteen school shootings recorded in first six weeks of 2014 alone as study ... Others have gone further and debated allowing teachers to carry ...   The Christian Science Monitor
Oct 23, 2013 - Workplace deaths among elementary and secondary school staff are rare ... In light of school shootings, some schools are training teachers that ...
Dec 13, 2013 - Columbine High School, Jefferson County - Eric Harris, 18 and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and one teacher and wounded 24 other ...
Dec 19, 2012 - Since 1980, 297 People Have Been Killed in School Shootings .... Introducing Slate's New Education Podcast: Ask a Teacher! Watch and Smile ...
February 26, 1902 Camargo, Illinois teacher Fletcher R. Barnett shot and killed anotherteacher, Eva C. Wiseman, in front of her class at a school near Camargo, ...

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teachers killed in the line of duty Google Search, May 7, 2015

Jun 13, 2014 - Carol Strickland, Director of The National Teachers Hall of Fame, ... The memorial honors 113 teachers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. ... When six educators and 20 school children were killed in a shooting at ...
Oct 25, 2013 - Looking Back on a Terrible Week: Teachers Killed in the Line of Duty... who had survived two tours of duty in Afghanistan, was fatally shot by ...
Jun 8, 2013 - Four teachers, a principal and a school psychologist from Sandy Hook ... “People like to honor those people killed in the line of duty, and ... › Opinion › US education
The Guardian
Oct 26, 2013 - Mr Michael Landsberry's is a story of heroism, as he lived a life of being "in the line of duty". While on recess duty, eyewitnesses reported gun ...
Oct 27, 2013 - Teachers across the world die in the “line of duty”. ... Police say a 53-year-old teacher was stabbed to death at a park in California in front of her ...
Mar 25, 2015 - Friends and former teachers remember Trooper Trevor Casper.
Josie Wells, the deputy US marshal who was killed in the line of duty this week in Baton Rouge, will be laid to rest Tuesday in Jackson County. The wake will be ... › ... › English Only
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A police officer might be said to die in the line of duty if he is killed while .... A teacher killed in his classroom by a violent student would most ...
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Friends and former teachers remember Trooper Trevor Casper. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http ...   Massachusetts General Court
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be paid a killed in the line of duty benefit, 
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Jaime Adame, “Taking Teaching to Communities Is Goal for UA.  Panel Out to Define ‘Service Learning.’”  ADG (9-8-14).  “Service learning—in contrast to student volunteer efforts—takes place in class-specific settings that offer academic credit in addition to experience helping others.”  Examples:  student class-connected work in Belize; Razorback Writers, students helping public school students with literacy.

FIREMEN KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY, Google Search, May 7, 2015 › ... › Statistics   United States Fire Administration
Statistics and reports on U.S. firefighters who die while on duty and the ... assistance for families and coworkers of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty.
Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths - Complete coverage of firefighter line of duty deathsand on-duty deaths from around the U.S. and world. includes ... › ... › Health and Safety
See the latest reports on firefighter deaths in the line of duty. Fire Protection Association
Overall statistics on line-of-duty firefighter fatalities in 2013, including non-incident-related deaths. Includes patterns, trends, career vs. volunteer comparisons, ...   Wikipedia
line of duty death (LODD) is a death in the fire service while on duty at an ... The leading cause of fatalities of firefighters is heart attack (44%), followed by ...
We regret to pass on to you the Line of Duty Deaths of the following two Firefighters: Swainsboro, Georgia: Lt Ricky Thurman died in the Line of Duty this evening ...
The last line-of-duty-death for the DC Fire and EMS Department was Lt. McRae's cousin, ... Lt. Kevin McRae is the 100th DC firefighter to die in the line-of-duty.
Here's the newest and most interesting firefighter gear and technology from the ... New alert system helps Bolivar firefighters stay safe ... Line-Of-Duty Deaths.
International Association of Fire Fighters
"Line of Duty Deaths 1918 - Present". Enter or select your search data in the fields below. You can narrow your search by selecting additional fields. All fields are ...
Jul 2, 2013 - "Today, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty," she said in a ...‎
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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE Google Search, May 30, 2015
1.     Emergency medical services (abbreviated to the initialism EMS in some countries) are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting ... Emergency_medical_services
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Sharif Omar.  “EMS providers deserve thanks.”   Letter to the Editor, NW Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (5-22-15).  “This year we honor these professionals May 17-23 during National Emergency Medical Services Week.”

Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
View memorials for law enforcement officers killed in 2015. ... of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, US .... Line of Duty Deaths: 54.
This is a list of American police officers killed in the line of duty. The list includes only individuals whose deaths received either significant local, national, ...
NHTSA Officer Safety Initiatives. Printer Friendly ... Officer Deaths by Year. Year-by-Year Breakdown of Law Enforcement Deaths throughout U.S. History ... › Facts & Figures
Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Currently, there are 20,538 names ...
On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in ... Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 U.S. law ...
In the news
Washington Post - 12 hours ago
A Post analysis reveals about 2.6 fatal police shootings a day in 2015, ... in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty.
BBC News - 2 hours ago - 1 day ago
Jan 6, 2014 - Number Of Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty Drops To 50-Year Low ....american cops are violent and prone to shoot first rather then ask any ...
Aug 15, 2014 - Funeral of Jersey City, N.J., police officer Melvin Santiago, July 18, 2014 ... Fact: New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any ...
11.                How Many Cops Die in the Line of Duty Each Year?
Dec 30, 2014 - A new report shows that the number of shooting deaths of American ... Back in August, 538 touted the work of "Killed by Police," a site that ...
May 11, 2015 - Dad: Officer killed thought 'people are generally good' ... of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty increased, according to the .... "We can never ever forget the dangers and what they put on the line for us every day.

New York City Police Department Officers Killed in Line of Duty Google Search, May 31, 2015
Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP ..... Cause: Duty related illness. New York City ...
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Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
Visit memorials of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in New York.
New York City
Line of Duty Memorial The following Members of the Service died in the line of duty: Sergeant Ferrara, Paul M. 8/28/2014. Detective Marshall, John J. 4/6/2014   Wikipedia
The shield of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), with badge number "911". .... 9 Affiliations; 10 Line of duty deaths; 11 Vehicles; 12 Firearms. 12.1 On ...
May 5, 2015 - Officer Brian Moore, who was shot in the line of duty on Saturday night, ... “And the family of fellow officers he joined in the NYPD and across the ...
May 8, 2015 - Moore is the second alumnus of Long Island's Plainedge High School to be killed in the line of duty while working for the NYPD in Queens.   WPIX
Brian Moore, killed in the line of duty, posthumously promoted to NYPD detective. Posted 7:01 AM, May 8, 2015, by Samantha Tata, Updated at 04:12pm, May 8, ...
May 4, 2015 - Moore was just 25, and his death plunged the NYPD into mourning. He was the first cop killed in the line of duty since December, when Officers ...
Dec 30, 2014 - NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were among the 15 cops ... tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty this year.
Dec 21, 2014 - Seven were killed as a direct result of ambushes like that suffered by ...deaths suffered in the line of duty by NYPD officers in recent years.
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Mom, girls jump from burning home into cops' arms
Jan. 1, 2015 3:51 PM EST
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Several police officers formed a human net to catch a woman and her two young daughters as they jumped from their burning home in southern New Jersey.
Camden County police said the fire on Atlantic Avenue in Camden was reported around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, when residents notified two officers who happened to be on patrol in the area. They told them the woman and her children, ages 4 and 7, were trapped on the home's second floor.
Two other police officers soon arrived at the home, and all four gained entry by kicking open the front door. They tried to find the family, but thick smoke and heavy flames hampered their efforts.
One officer collapsed and was helped out of the home as another officer shouted for the mother to take her children to a rear window, police said.
Six other county officers who had responded to the scene circled beneath the window and locked arms, creating a human net. They encouraged the mother and her daughters to jump and safely caught all three.
The woman and her children remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday with undisclosed injuries. Their names were not released.
One officer was treated for severe smoke inhalation and was released from a hospital Thursday.
"I'm extremely proud of the heroic actions taken by officers who responded to this fire," Chief J. Scott Thomson said. "They risked their lives without hesitation to make sure that the children and their mother got out, and because of their actions, this family is alive today."

Apr 27, 2015 - On Workers Memorial Day, we honor those we have lost and recommit to improving conditions for all who work hard to provide for their families ... › Issues › Job Safety   AFL–CIO
Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have ... 2015 Workers Memorial Day Materials.

AND MEMORIAL DAY (see OMNI’s Memorial Day newsletters, see dates above)

Instead of Warriors killed fighting unnecessary, illegal wars, let us celebrate those who tried and are trying to prevent the killing.  Let us truly strive to stop the expansion of the National Cemeteries!  Link to Peace, Justice, Ecology Heroes:  Let us celebrate firefighters, teachers, all workers killed in the line of duty.

Memorial Day, it seems to me, should also honor the Thoreaus, the conscientious objectors, the anti-war protesters, who attempted to forestall or shorten the more unjust or immoral of these wars. It isn’t only the fallen soldiers who served the nation, but also those who worked to ensure that no soldiers fell in unjust wars, in wars that after the UN Charter was passed in 1945, would be designated as ‘illegal.’ "   Juan Cole, Informed Comment, May 27, 2013

     A new book makes important distinctions that clarify who deserves praise for SERVICE.   In National Security and Double Government (2015) Michael Glennon identifies two governments ruling the US in national security—one possessing ostensible power, which he calls the Madisonites, the other real power, the Trumanites.  Instead of the familiar labels of conservative and liberal, Republican Party and Democratic Party, he engages us in an altogether different way of perceiving our political history and particularly that of national security.   The Madisonites assume the continued power over all aspects of government of the traditional set of institutions—the president, Congress, and the courts.  But a separate network actually controls the massive, trillions of dollars security policies and practices.  A few hundred executive officials “sit atop the military, intelligence, diplomatic, and law enforcement departments and agencies” and make “most of the key decisions concerning national security, removed from public view and from the constitutional restrictions. . . .The United States has, in short, moved beyond a mere imperial presidency to a bifurcated system—a structure of double government—in which even the President now exercises little substantive control over the over-all direction of U.S. national security policy.” (6-7).   
     Thus the celebration of “the troops” for their service in defending US freedom against global enemies is called into question by the actual purpose and consequences of those wars:  “greater centralization, less accountability, and emergent autocracy” (7).

Every newsletter now contains an explicit or implicit reminder that everything is related to climate change.  The planet will need all the nonviolent, cooperative service it can muster to help nations and populations adapt to the extreme weather, rising seas, droughts and fires, and impaired water and agriculture ahead.  Conversion from the waste of militarism to the caring institutions is imperative.


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