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Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments, milestones and trivia, from a glimpse at the first law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in 1791 to the first use of fingerprinting by U.S. law enforcement in 1902. For more information on the Memorial Fund, visit our partner page.

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Title Published Date Author
New Names to be Dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 10 April 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
'United By Light' Campaign 13 March 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Remembering Police Officer Gail Cobb 14 February 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Law Enforcement Fatalities Dip to Lowest Level in Six Decades 09 January 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Memorial Changes Lives 13 December 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Quiz | Name That Lawman 07 November 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
2013 Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember Event a Success 17 October 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Other Causes of Officer Fatalities on the Rise 11 October 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Register Today for the Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember | Discount Code: FEDagent 12 September 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Preliminary Data on 2013 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities 11 July 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember 13 June 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Police Week 16 May 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The Forgotten Story of Marie Connelly Owens of the Chicago Police Department 15 March 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The Waco Raid 14 February 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Law Enforcement Deaths in 2012 17 January 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Service to Country, Service to Community 13 December 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Witness to History: Washington, D.C.-Area Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later 08 November 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Register for the Second Annual Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember 11 October 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Next Witness to History Event: Washington, D.C.-area Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later 09 August 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Independence Day: Law Enforcement Serves to Protect American Liberties 12 July 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Law Enforcement Museum’s Witness to History Event Recap: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy 14 June 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Police Week 10 May 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The Early Days of American Law Enforcement 12 April 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
NLEOMF Celebrates National Women’s History Month 08 March 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The U.S. Secret Service: Protecting Presidents throughout History 09 February 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Major Moments in Law Enforcement History: Young Brothers Massacre of January 2, 1932 12 January 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Contest Corner

Win A Free Full Conference Pass to GovSec 2014

Want to win a FREE ticket to the nation's premiere government security, law enforcement and homeland security expo and conference?

GovSec 2014 is the only event that brings together everything you need to be ready when it counts. This year's conference runs from May 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

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Takedowns

Three Charged with Allegedly Defrauding FCC of $32 Million

The Justice Department announced last week that three individuals have been charged for alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides discounted telephone services to low-income customers.

The indictment charged three defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and fifteen substantive counts of wire fraud, false claims, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, the defendants engaged in a scheme to submit false claims with the federal Lifeline Program, which provides affordable, nationwide telephone service to Americans through discounted rates for qualifying low-income customers. The Lifeline Program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, a not-for-profit designated and authorized by the FCC.

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GEICO's Good Stuff

Tell Us: Why Do You Heart Public Service?

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

The Public Employees Roundtable (PER) is collecting testimonials from government employees and members of the public in support of an I “Heart” Public Service whiteboard photo campaign. Images will be posted on the PER on Facebook and Instagram pages.

The group behind Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which takes place this year from May 4-10, launched the whiteboard campaign in support of this year’s theme: Proud to Serve.

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Case Law Update

Eleventh Circuit Held Fourth Amendment Violated Where Police Recorded Attorney-Client Conversation Between A Non-incarcerated Suspect and His Attorney

While investigating an alleged misdemeanor violation of a domestic violence injunction, Detective Thomas Marmo and Sergeant Brian Canova monitored, intercepted, and listened to privileged conversations between their non-incarcerated suspect, Joel Studivant, and his attorney, Anne Marie Gennusa, who were in an interview room at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The police did so without any notice to Studivant and Gennusa, and without a warrant. Det. Marmo also seized (without a warrant) from Gennusa, on Sgt. Canova’s order, a statement written by Studivant. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the surreptitious recording and monitoring of those attorney-client conversations, without notice to Studivant and his attorney, and without a warrant, violated the Fourth Amendment.

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