Excerpted from The Detroit News

Sterling Heights Police Officer Cameron Maciejewski saved the life of a 3-week-old girl who stopped breathing July 9, according to The Detroit News article.

Officer Maciejewski was the first to arrive at the home on the 36000 block of Waltham Drive. He spoke calmly to family members while he took the baby in his arms to assess the infant's condition. The officer quickly administered back thrusts, clearing the baby's airway before other officers and emergency personnel arrived on the scene to assist.

Click here for a video of the incident and complete The Detroit News article.

Excerpted from Ford Media Center

Ford Motor Company has found a way to help Police Officers fight COVID-19 using software to bake the vehicle’s interior until the virus is inactivated.

The new heated software enhancement is being piloted and available immediately in 2013-19 Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company                                                                          Ford Motor Company has developed heat software to inactivate coronavirus in Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

“Vehicles from the 2013 to 2019 model years make up the majority of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles currently in use by first responders,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Delivering this new capability to these vehicles first allows us to help as many officers as possible, as quickly as possible.”

Ford engineers initiated a project to use heat to decontaminate vehicles in late March, working with researchers at The Ohio State University to determine the temperature and amount of time necessary to inactivate COVID-19.

“Our studies with Ford Motor Company indicate that exposing coronaviruses to temperatures of 56 degrees Celsius, or 132.8 degrees Fahrenheit, for 15 minutes reduces the viral concentration by greater than 99 percent on interior surfaces and materials used inside Police Interceptor Utility vehicles,” said Jeff Jahnes and Jesse Kwiek, laboratory supervisors at The Ohio State University department of microbiology.

Run for the Badge 5K, which is usually held in Washington DC, will be an exclusively virtual event this October in an effort to keep participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, the Oct. 10 run was going to be offered virtually as well as part of a 2020 National Police Weekend with in-rftb logo 2018 wrapperperson events. However, due to rising coronavirus cases, runners, walkers and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum supporters can participate from anywhere in the world.

Register today as an individual or create a 5K team to honor law enforcement.

While fundraising for Run for the Badge 5K is not a requirement, the goal of the event is to raise $100,000 to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve.

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) confirmed that funds from the $850 million in Byrne Justice Assistance Grants can be used for "hazard pay" as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), according to Jim Curran of Karoub Associates. The BJA also shared important information about disability and death benefits related to contracting COVID-19 for officers and their survivors.

Public Safety Officers who can prove they were exposed to COVID-19 while working and contracted the virus because of that exposure may be eligible for disability benefits, and if they die because of COVID-19, their survivors may be eligible for death benefits.

Under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act and its implementing regulations, conditions caused by infectious diseases, viruses, and bacteria may be found to be an injury sustained in the line of duty.

To establish eligibility for benefits for a public safety officer’s death or disability due to COVID-19, the PSOB Act and regulations require evidence that it is more likely than not the disease resulted from the officer’s exposure to the disease or the virus that causes the disease, SARS-CoV-2, while performing a line of duty activity or action.

For more details on qualifications, please click here to read the Bureau of Justice Assistance letter.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced virtual events to honor law enforcement during National Police Week 2020, May 10-16, 2020, and that 2019 officers, who died in the line of duty, will also be traditionally honored in 2021.

Register here for the Virtual Candlelight Vigil at 8 p.m. ET May 13, which will take the place of the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil traditionally held in Washington DC. The Virtual Candlelight Vigil will formally dedicate the names of 307 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and those who died earlier in history, who have not yet been recognized.

The vigil, which will include special remarks by more than 50 guests, will be broadcast via Verizon Media’s BUILD by Yahoo series and on its social platforms Facebook and Twitter, @VZUpToSpeed, as well as on LawMemorial.org and the Memorial’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter platforms. Those tuning into the vigil can also visit a web app to view the full list of fallen officers, with their name, rank and photo.

A virtual Memory Board video/watch party will be hosted by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at 7 p.m. May 14. Fraternal Order of Police will host a Memorial Video Event on May 15.

Additionally, NLEOMF annouced that the organizations who plan the main events of National Police Week will be honoring 2019 and 2020 officers who died in line of duty during 2021 National Police Week. This decision was made so all surviving family members and co-workers have the opportunity to honor the fallen in Washington DC.