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Fallen’s mission is to provide immediate direct financial support to the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.


WHY WE NEED FALLEN

In the last five years, our nation has suffered an average of 164 officer deaths per year, an “in the line of duty” death every 2.2 days.


FALLEN FACTS

99% of officers killed in the line of duty leave behind minor children along with their significant other.

On July 27th, we lost another American hero bringing the total number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in our country this year to 69 officers.

Police Officer Juan Diaz of the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California, was shot and killed shortly after midnight after taking law enforcement action when he observed several men vandalizing a wall.

Officer Diaz was eating with friends when he observed the subject tagging a wall with gang graffiti. He approached the subject and told him to stop. A short time later, the subject returned with others, confronted Officer Diaz and his friends, and brandished a handgun. The subject then opened fire on the group as they tried to leave the area, killing Officer Diaz and wounding his girlfriend's brother. Three subjects were taken into custody approximately one week later and charged with murder and gang participation.

Officer Diaz had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for just 2 years.

He is survived by his mother, father, and two sisters.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers.
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