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Cleveland Indians Host Law Appreciation Night and Remember Those Lost On 9/11

September 3, 2015

Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on Friday, September 11, at 7:10 pm at Progressive Field as the Indians continue a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers.

The event, in its fourth season in Cleveland, is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of all Ohio law enforcement and correctional officers and their families, while paying tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in law enforcement history.

“The Indians are big supporters of law enforcement and it’s great to be in Cleveland to celebrate our fourth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with the team," said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund.

“Coming together at Progressive Field to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers, and remembering those lost on September 11, while enjoying a fun night of baseball, is a great way to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. I’m thankful to the Tribe for welcoming us each year.”

The Akron (OH) Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors and Columbus (OH) Police Department Detective Regina Dudley will sing the national anthem. Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch is the Memorial Fund’s August 2015 Officer of the Month Steve Wilson with the South Euclid (OH) Police Department. Patrolman Wilson saved a woman from being stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in October 2014.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of more than 20,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the law enforcement story through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

The Memorial Fund will receive $5 for each ticket sold through this special offer. A limited number of tickets remain and can be purchased online at www.lawmemorial.org/sports  or by contacting Cleveland Indians Representative Matt Gay at mgay@indians.com.

Come out and enjoy post game fireworks and dollar hotdogs!

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 20,538 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org

Steve Groeninger
steve@nleomf.org
(202) 737-7135