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Memorial Fund in the News

Detroit Tigers to honor Michigan's fallen officers
Source: ABC WZZM13 by Matt Gard
Date: June 7, 2017

The team will be raising money and awareness for the National Law Enforcement Museum which is being built right now in Washington, DC. They'll also be honoring the seven officers killed in Michigan in 2016.

Local FWC officer wins national award
Source: News Channel 7 | WJHG.com
Date: May 24, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named David Brady as the May 2017 recipient of the Officer of the Month Award.

Indiana police get new protective vests with help of 4th grader
Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis
Date: May 23, 2017

The Franklin Police Department is saying thank you to a 10-year-old boy who raised enough money to outfit the department’s three K9 officers with protective tactical vests.

300-mile bicycle ride honors fallen officers
Source: WOODTV.com by 24 Hour News 8 web staff
Date: May 10, 2017

Law enforcement agencies across West Michigan are taking part in a four-day bicycle ride to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour is an annual fundraising event for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.

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Spotlight
on Law Enforcement


Image Courtesy of CNN
By Ed Lavandera and Jeremy Harlan, CNN

Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn

(CNN) Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets.

But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log.

It didn't turn out that way.

As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23, he noticed out of the corner of his eye a couple sitting on the grass against a cement wall. It appeared the man and woman were shooting up heroin in broad daylight behind the convenience store.

Ryan turned on his body camera and approached the couple but he wasn't prepared for what he saw. The woman was in the middle of injecting a needle into her companion's arm. Then he noticed the woman was pregnant.

“It's not every day I see a sight like that and it just made me really sad,.” he told CNN.

Crystal Champ, 35, looked slightly dazed and agitated in the body camera footage as you hear Ryan begin to scold her. She told the officer that she was almost 8 months pregnant and addicted.<.p>

"You're going to kill your baby," Ryan is heard saying on the bodycam footage. "Why do you have to be doing that stuff?" It's going to ruin your baby."

"I was like how dare you judge me. You have no idea how hard this is," Champ told CNN. "I know what a horrible person I am and what a horrible situation I'm in."

'He became a human being instead of a police officer'

Ryan showed Champ a picture of his wife and four children, including a 10-month old baby and in that moment offered to adopt her baby.

Run for the Badge

Run for the Badge 2017

Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

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