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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 7th, 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 66 officers.

Conservation Officer Opie Barron of the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department Tribal Police in Red Lake, Minnesota, suffered a fatal heart attack while investigating an illegal harvesting call.

Officer Barron and other officers had just cleared from the call when he radioed dispatch requesting EMS for himself. The other officers returned and immediately began performing life-saving measures. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Barron had served with the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department for 19 years.

He is survived by his wife, two children, and aunt who raised him.

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