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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 128 officers died in the line of duty over the past year, an 18-percent decrease from 2018.The Fund’s CEO Marcia Ferranto says there were four officer deaths in Louisiana
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Shreveport police officer Chateri Payne and Mandeville Police Captain Vincent Liberto were fatally shot. Baton Rouge Police Officer Shane Totty died in a motorcycle accident. Ferranto says shootings and traffic accidents are the reason for most officer deaths while on duty

About 119 people were murdered in New Orleans in 2019. The number isn’t exact because of recent cyberattacking limiting public access to crime data. That number means New Orleans will end the year with the lowest annual murder count in 48 years.

The N-F-L Network reports that if Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale gets a job as a head coach, his top choice as offensive coordinator is LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady. But LSU Coach Ed Orgeron remains confident Brady will stay in Baton Rouge once a new contract is finalized…

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Brady has been named the top assistant in college football.

The Louisiana DOTD had a busy 2019 as the department invested just over $1 billion into infrastructure projects across the state.  DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says DOTD is rolling out new safety measures in response to the death of an employee killed on the job site this year.

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Back in June, 49-year-old Johnny Cole was killed after being struck by an 18-wheeler near Ruston. Cole was a sign specialist for the department.