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Ron DeSantis Showcases ‘Florida’s Heroes’ Initiative of Offering Relief Checks to First Responders

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis joined Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces to present them one-time relief checks beginning to be distributed through the ‘Florida’s Heroes’ initiative. This initiative is an opportunity to recognize law...
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Florida Congressmen Want New Home Loan Program for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Teachers

Similar to the VA Home Loan Program, the HELPER Act eliminates the requirements for a down payment and a monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP),” Rutherford’s office noted. 
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John Rutherford Brings Back Bill to Crack Down on Criminals Targeting Law Enforcement Officers

In recent years, Rutherford, the former sheriff of Duval County, has been championing the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”

Ashley Moody: Attacks Against Law Enforcement Officers Rising in Florida

Violent attacks against law enforcement officers are on the rise. So far this year, 11 Florida law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty compared to two line-of-duty deaths during the same time period last year. More than half of the deaths are attributed to violent attacks on officers.
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John Rutherford Helps Relaunch the House Law Enforcement Caucus on Capitol Hill

Rutherford and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, will lead the group which was originally formed in 1994. According to Rutherford’s office, the caucus will “serve as a clearinghouse for information and grants, and a sounding board for ideas addressing the law enforcement community.”
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Ashley Moody: 2021 Off to a Rough Start With Seven Police Officers Dying in...

During January and February of 2020, two Florida officers lost their lives. During the same time period this year, seven officers were killed—two by gunfire; two by vehicular assault; one in a patrol car accident; and two after contracting COVID-19.
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Florida Black Lives Matter Supporters: Our Protests Treated Differently than Mob that Stormed the...

Ben Frazier, the president of the Jacksonville Northside Coalition, said there was a difference in how BLM protesters and the pro-Trump mob were treated by police. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in last week’s violence.