Pfizer Contributes $25,000 to Help Build the National Law Enforcement Museum
Washington, DC - Pfizer, the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company, is getting behind the effort to build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, with a donation of $25,000 to the Museum’s capital campaign, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced today.
The National Law Enforcement Museum will tell the story of law enforcement in America through exhibits, collections, research and education. Groundbreaking for the world-class institution will take place on October 14, 2010, with the Museum scheduled to open in late 2013.
"As a global company we at Pfizer understand the challenges law enforcement face at home and abroad, and we are happy to know that those stories will be told,” said John P. Clark, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Global Security. “It is high time that we honor our everyday law enforcement through such an inspiring institution, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
"We are grateful to Pfizer for helping us make this Museum a reality," said NLEOMF Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd. "They join a growing list of corporate, law enforcement and individual supporters who understand the importance of telling the story behind the badge—something our Museum will do in innovative and compelling ways."
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum is a 55,000 square foot, mostly underground museum to be located in Judiciary Square, adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The Museum will feature high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive educational programming and a research center. The project is being led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization that honors and commemorates the service and sacrifice of law enforcement in the United States.
The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with more than $40 million raised to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former Attorneys General of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
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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 [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The NLEOMF maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of nearly 19,000 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 law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, collections, research and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
Kevin Morison, NLEOMF
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Christopher M. Loder, Pfizer
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