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Detroit Red Wings Host 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

October 29, 2013

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Detroit, MI—On Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 pm, eleven-time Stanley Cup Champions the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Dallas Stars at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit as they host their third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of Michigan law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and their families. During the pre-game ceremony, members of the Police Unity Tour will be honored and the Livonia (MI) Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors during the national anthem.

The Red Wings are offering a special all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation Night package for law enforcement officers, corrections officers, support staff, their families, and supporters. The package includes a ticket to the game and a commemorative Red Wings Law Enforcement Hockey Puck—all for just $40 or $55. The Red Wings will donate $10 from each ticket sold directly to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to help support the building of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

"It’s great to be back in Hockey Town and we are proud to continue our partnership with the Detroit Red Wings," said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. 

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,981 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

About the National Law Enforcement Museum Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground museum located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC's Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening in 2016. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984 and dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visitwww.LawEnforcementMuseum.org

About the Detroit Red Wings: The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL), and are one of the Original Six teams of the NHL, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks. As of 2011, the Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup championships (11) of any NHL franchise based in the United States, and are third overall in total NHL championships. They currently play home games in the 20,066 capacity Joe Louis Arena after having spent over 40 years playing in Olympia Stadium. The Red Wings are one of the most popular franchises in the NHL, so much that fans and commentators refer to Detroit and its surrounding areas as "Hockeytown." 

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