Agencies train to prevent line of duty deaths

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Local police agencies are participating in the New York State Police Academy’s training program to reduce law enforcement fatalities. The national initiative aims to reduce line of duty deaths to below 100 annually, a number that hasn’t been seen since 1944.

State Parks Police and the Tonawanda Police Department are among the dozens of agencies training with New York State Police. They will specifically address driving issues, and five points: wear your belt, wear your vest, what’s important now and complacency skills. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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