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Detroit Red Wings and Law Enforcement Team Up for the Final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena

Detroit Red Wings v. Los Angeles Kings, Joe Louis Arena, on Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 13, 2016

Washington, DC—The Detroit Red Wings have joined the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to host their final Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 7:30 pm. For the sixth year in a row, this special night will honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, their families and the communities they serve while raising awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC, and scheduled to open in 2018.

The game’s opening ceremony will be dedicated to honoring Michigan officers killed in the line of duty this year, including Wayne State University Police Department Officer Collin Rose, Berrien County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Ronald Kienzle, Berrien County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Court Security Supervisor Joe Zangaro, Detroit (MI) Police Department Sergeant Kenneth Steil and Officer Myron Jarrett.

The Macomb County (MI) Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will present the colors for the National Anthem during the evening’s opening ceremony.

“We’re excited to welcome more than 1,100 police officers and their families from throughout the state of Michigan to the Red Wings game on Thursday to thank them for their service,” said Rick Fenton, Vice President of Corporate Security for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “With proceeds benefitting the [National] Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, we look forward to raising money and paying respect to officers who continue to put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”

During the game, the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff will be supporting law enforcement by wearing special-edition National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund lapel pins.

"This is a memorable night as we honor Michigan law enforcement officers at ‘The Joe,’” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Many years of great hockey games have taken place on the ice at the JOE, including six law enforcement appreciation events. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Detroit Red Wings and are excited to honor law enforcement in the new Little Caesars Arena next year.”

The Detroit Red Wings are offering a special all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation Night package starting at just $47 for the general public, law enforcement officers and their families. The package includes a ticket to the game and a Detroit Red Wings Farewell Law Enforcement Patch. Additionally, the Detroit Red Wings will donate $10 from each ticket sold directly to the Memorial Fund in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

To learn more information and to purchase the limited ticket packages, visit www.detroitredwings.com/law or contact Jamie Clark at (313) 394-7138 or Jamie.Clark@hockeytown.com.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private 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 20,789 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now building 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
(202) 737-7135
Steve@nleomf.org