Riverside Sheriffs’ Association Becomes 50th Major Law Enforcement Donor to National Law Enforcement Museum
Group joins growing list of law enforcement associations who support “A Matter of Honor” campaign to build Museum
Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is proud to announce that the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association (RSA) has become the 50th law enforcement association to donate $100,000 or more to the National Law Enforcement Museum.
RSA Executive Director Darryl Drott and Secretary Pete Kurylowicz, Jr. presented the donation to John Shanks, the Memorial Fund’s Director of Development and Law Enforcement Relations, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on November 18.
Joining over 25 law enforcement officers and firefighters at a first responder meeting at the Speedway, Mr. Shanks announced the gift and acknowledged the RSA’s leadership and longstanding support of the Memorial Fund and Museum.
RSA President Robert Masson said, “Supporting the Museum makes perfect sense for the RSA and our board agrees.” He continued, “We are excited to be a part of the National Law Enforcement Museum and are honored to be able to help tell the story of American law enforcement.” RSA Executive Director Darryl Drott echoed Mr. Masson’s statement, and said he hopes this is the beginning of a long partnership with the Museum.
The RSA’s gift brings the total funds raised for the Museum by law enforcement associations, unions, agencies, and individual officers to more than $15,500,000. Collectively, there have been 1,100 law enforcement agency, union, and association donations to the campaign to date.
Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig W. Floyd shared his excitement about the RSA’s commitment. “The Riverside Sheriffs' Association has demonstrated great leadership and vision with this incredible show of support for the Museum,” said Mr. Floyd. “We are proud and honored to have them as a Museum partner and our newest major donor.” Mr. Floyd noted that the Riverside Sheriff’s Department has lost 21 law enforcement professionals in the line of duty, dating back to the first fatality in 1895. The stories of these and all fallen officers will be shared in the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance.
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