Line of Duty Deaths: Building Departmental Response for Fallen Officers

Building Departmental Response for Fallen Officers
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded November 2, 2016
Unit 1 LODD Slide Deck
Unit 2 LODD Video


In 2014, there were almost 15,000 law enforcement officers injured or killed in the line of duty.  When the unthinkable happens and either a sworn or an unsworn member of the police family are injured or killed, agencies are typically thrown into immediate turmoil.  Family and coworkers all too often first hear about the incident from social media, the department is inundated by the media seeking information and other agencies offering assistance, and hospitals are flooded with first responders, reporters and “lookyloo’s”.  The Trauma Response Team seeks to plan for this event through pre-planning and coordination with medical facilities while providing support for the family.  During this presentation, Lt. Stephen Redfearn and Officer Crystal McCoy, PIO of the Aurora (CO) Police Department will share their lessons learned in building this team and describe resources such as the Brotherhood for the Fallen to provide support to the families, department, and communities of Fallen Officers.