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2013-07-11 04:20:27

Firearms-related fatalities decrease to a 57-year low and traffic-related fatalities reach a 34-year low WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), issued a new report stating that 51 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2013--a nine percent increase since last year. (Logo:...

2013-04-30 16:27:14

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m., National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson's and Prince William County (VA) Police Officer Chris Yung's names were unveiled at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The Unveiling Ceremony takes place each year to symbolically commence the solemn process of engraving new names onto the Memorial's marble walls. Ranger Anderson and Officer Yung are among 321 fallen law enforcement...

2013-02-13 08:25:05

CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has partnered with Outdoor Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, on an initiative to raise awareness for the safety concerns of the law enforcement community. This partnership coincides with Outdoor Channel's successful launch of its new original series, "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T." (ETU). This one-hour, adrenaline-fueled reality program provides viewers with a glimpse into the mentally rigorous and...

2013-02-08 16:21:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the National Law Enforcement Museum hosted the sixth event in its Witness to History panel discussion series, held at the Pew Charitable Trusts Building in Washington, DC, and sponsored by Target®. The event marked the first time that agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)--on the ground when the 50-day raid began in Waco, Texas, on February 28, 1993--have spoken publicly...

2013-01-26 23:04:46

As the 16th year of the Police Unity Tour approaches, Team Mittiga, headed by Officer M.D. Mittiga of the Fairfax County Police Department and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mittiga, are offering a week's stay in their luxury Kitty Dunes Rental home located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This adds to the already growing list of items to be auctioned off during the Gala held at the Westfields Marriot in Chantilly, Va on March 2nd, 2013. Corolla, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 25, 2013...

2012-10-11 07:35:28

Funding will help support museum in Washington to honor American law enforcement WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington and planned to open in 2015, has received a $15 million contribution from Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/DC90474LOGO) (Logo:...

2012-10-05 02:22:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will host its Third Annual National Law Enforcement Museum Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Gala will honor America's law enforcement officers with proceeds benefiting the National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington, DC and planned to open in early 2015. (Logo:...

2012-05-15 06:27:27

31(st) Annual Memorial Service Honors Officers' Sacrifice WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary will gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to honor one hundred sixty-six (166) law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service is the capstone event of National Police Week. Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police,...

2012-05-14 10:22:19

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Police Week started yesterday and runs through May 19. The week, which was established by Congress in 1962, pays special recognition to officers who have lost their lives protecting others in the line of duty. The event always falls the week of May 15, which is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, and...

2012-05-07 10:22:39

Over 1,400 law enforcement officers and supporters "Ride for Those Who Died" WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 9th and 10th, hundreds of members of the Police Unity Tour--a group comprised of more than 1,400 police officers--will launch their 2012 ride biking hundreds of miles from points in East Hanover (NJ), Franklin Township, (NJ), Howell (NJ) Portsmouth (VA), Richmond (VA) and King of Prussia (PA) to Washington, DC. The Police Unity Tour's motto is "We Ride...