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virally from internal department sources as “significant others” or family members post information about a critical incident to each other’s Facebook feeds. As the extended law enforcement family learns of an officer’s passing, many people begin to change their profile photos to mourning bands or “thin blue line” logos. These posts and avatar changes, while absolutely done out of sympathy and respect, can prematurely announce the bad news to the fallen officer’s family (who will likely be in the extended social network). To that end, departments should take time to inform and educate their personnel and family members that, they too, should wait and defer to official news from the department so that the officer’s family can hear the tragic news in person. Tami McMillan, national board member from Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), is often called upon Ѽ)qtѼ܁ɍЁ٥ٽ́ɥѡ)ѕɵѠՑɅѕ٥Ё)Ѡ̸%ȁɕɔ͡ɥ)ˊéͥͽ́՝ɽɽ)ѡչ䁅չձɅյѥ锁䁵)ݡٔЁЁɕٕѥѥɽѡ)ٕé丁%ɕЁа䁵)ɹѡˊéͥɽͽѡɕ)́ɔѡɕɕ͕хѥٕ́)ȸ]Ёѡ̸)]Ёݔ1ӊéхѕ)ѵи]䁑Ѡ̰ɕ)Ѽѡѕéͽ́)́ѥѥ́ɥȁѼ͍ͥѡ)ЁɽȁѵЁͽ̸)QɅȁͽѼѡͅѡȁͽ)չ́ͼѡЁɅɥ̰ݔ܁ѡɐ)ѼͽЁ)Ё͔ѡ)ѥͽȁѽ́́ѡɕЁх)ɕ́Ёѡх́ȰЁݥ($ͽѕ䁉ٔѡ͔́܁ɍ)٥Յ)Յ)ɕɅɽչЁչѥѡ͕)ѡ))ɽѵЁչ̸eȁݕ)ȁѡ)ѡɕɐ)$ͽѕ)ٔ)))ݡ)͕Ёѡ͔))ѡ͔)ݕ̸)!ݕٕȰ)ݔ))ɕ)ѕѥ)ݕ)ЁٕɥѥȁѡѼ))ɍ)٥Յ)ݕɔ)ݕ)ݡ)ѡ)ѕɕȁѡЁ䁅ٕ́ѡݹ)ЁЃqɕ̻t)͕Ёѡ͔́ݕ̸!ݕٕȰݔЁɕ)и%Ʌɥ̰ѡ䁑͕ٔѼȁЁͽɽȁݸ)$݅́ɕѱхЁѡ́ѽݥѠ и)͕ٕ́ѼхѕɕȁѡЁ)ͽ)Qɕɔ)ɔ)ȁɅ)ѥi)ѡ)AɽɽAѼAյѡ))ٕ)ѡݹ)ȁݕѥ)и%)Ʌѥٔ)͕ٔ)ѼѡѼѕ)e))ͥՅѥəѱ)ͅ她q%ѽé܁ɍЁͽ)ɥ̰Ѽ)ѡ)ȁЁͽ)ɽͽ)ȁݸչ))٥ɽа)ݡɔ)ɕմ́ѕѡ)ͽ)))ͽ))Qɕɔ)ɔ)ݕѥ)ݡЁѡ䁡ٔ䁅չUѥѡݔЁх)ѥ)ɵѥ)ȁѥ)ѡ)Ё́)Ʌѥٔ)Ѽѕ)ѡ)t)ͥt)Ё̰ͅ)ɕ)܁Ѽѡ))Ѽ͕ѥ$ѡӊéх)Ѽٔq䁥佑ѣtፕѥQɔ͡ձ)ѕéͽչ́ȁݕͥє͕)ѥ̸%ѡɱՉɵѥ̰ݔѡ̃qх她)Ёq͠Ѽӊtѡ͔ͥՅѥ̸%ӊéЁ)ݡЁѡ䁡ٔ䁅չUѥѡݔ)%ӊéͥ))))ɕ)ѥѥѼ͕ݡɕ́ѡȁ́ѕи)х+qɅ)m)ͽѼ)t)ͥtЁɕ)܁ѡѕѼɽȁѥѥ̸QѡЁ͡ձqɕt́ѡ)ˊéѵ)ѥ͡ձѡ她䰁)%ѡ)Չɵѥ)̰٥Ʌ)ݔɽ)ѡ́ѕɹ)є)ɱ)ɥѥ)ɕ))ͥt+qх她)))t)%ӊe)ͥ))))Ѽ)ɕ)Ёѡϊtȁ䁵́ЁɵѥЁɥѥ)=ɥՉ͡ѡ% @M5 Z)=ͥȁє́ɥѥ́ɕ)ѡˊé̸́ѡѕ܁ɍЁ䁱ɹ)ͥ)Ѽѡȁɽѽ́Ѽɹ) ɹ)A )ܹɹ̹ɜ(ȁ)Քt̸Q͔́مхȁ̰ݡͽѕ䁑