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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Detroit Tigers Team Up for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Detroit Tigers v. Texas Rangers, Comerica Park, 7:05pm, April 19

March 26, 2012

Detroit, MI — The 2011 American League Central Champions—Detroit Tigers—will take on the Texas Rangers, as they host their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night starting at 7:05pm Thursday evening, April 19, at Comerica Park in Detroit. This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families, and will help to raise awareness and funds for the forthcoming National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC.

The Detroit Tigers are offering a special all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation Night package for law enforcement officers, their families, and supporters. The package includes a ticket to the game, a food and beverage voucher, and a co-branded Detroit Tigers and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund commemorative coin—all for just $39.00. Additionally, the Detroit Tigers will donate $10 from each ticket sold directly to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to support the National Law Enforcement Museum.

To learn more information and to purchase ticket packages, visit www.LawMemorial.org/Sports or contact Kate Walker at 313.471.2233 or kate.walker@detroittigers.com.

"We are proud to partner with the Detroit Tigers," said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together in Michigan for food, fun, and championship baseball in honor of our nation’s law enforcement officers is sure to be a great evening—and a great way to raise awareness and funds for the Museum."

The privately funded National Law Enforcement Museum launched an $80 million capital campaign, raising more than $56 million 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, including Honorary Chairman Clint Eastwood. 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
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 19,298 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, collections, research, and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 55,000-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 2014. 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, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

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