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March 2011: eNewsletter

Register for the Candlelight Vigil Webcast

2011 Candlelight Vigil Webcast - Register

For the third year in a row, the Memorial Fund is teaming up with Officer.com to offer a free, live Internet webcast of the Memorial Fund’s 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. The Vigil begins at 8:00 pm (EDT) on Friday, May 13, and advance registration for the webcast is now open. Webcast participants can take part in a live online chat session — an important feature allowing viewers to share their stories and thoughts during the ceremony. Register in advance for this free online event at www.LawMemorial.org/Webcast.

More information about National Police Week 2011 (May 15-21), including an updated schedule of events, is available at www.LawMemorial.org/PoliceWeek.

New Website Feature "Recently Fallen"

Recently FallenTo date, 44 law enforcement officers have died in 2011. In an effort to more quickly inform website visitors of officer fatalities, we have added a new section to our website called "Recently Fallen." Keep up to date on officer fatalities, sign-up to receive email notifications, leave a tribute and learn more at: www.LawMemorial.org/facts/recently-fallen.

Officer Jalil Named Officer of the Month

Officer of the Month - March 2011The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Officer Jimmy Jalil, Jr. of the Boca Raton (FL) Police Services Department as Officer of the Month for March 2011.

At approximately 7:50 pm on December 1, 2010, Officer Jalil was dispatched to a traffic accident on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton. The driver lost control of his SUV, which hit a utility pole and became engulfed in flames. Two eye-witnesses reported that a female passenger was still trapped in the front seat of the vehicle.

Learn more about the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Dover

Support law enforcement at the third Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Dover International Speedway! Join us for a full day of events and the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” race at Dover International Speedway on October 2, 2011. A portion of the proceeds from ticket package sales will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Buy your tickets today! Visit www.doverspeedway.com/NLEOMF to purchase your tickets. Use Code: NLEOMF11 at checkout.*

*Offer expires September 16, 2011

National Law Enforcement Museum Update

Construction Begins on MuseumIn the months since the National Law Enforcement Museum’s formal groundbreaking ceremony on October 14, 2010, the first phase of construction has commenced! On January 3, 2011, Museum construction personnel began moving underground utilities and running water — the first construction steps — which are expected to be completed in November 2011.  

Please keep up with the Museum construction process and development. Visit our website, LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

Will Always Remember

Will Always Remember - Vote!

The Memorial Fund’s second annual “Will Always Remember” photo tribute contest is now in the voting stage — photo submissions closed at midnight on Sunday, March 13. Voting began on March 14, and the voting deadline is Thursday, March 31!

The “Will Always Remember” photo tribute campaign received dozens of moving and creative photos of people showing their support for our fallen law enforcement officers. The photo entry that receives the most votes by March 31 wins the grand prize that includes one round-trip coach air fare to Washington, DC, and lodging for two nights during National Police Week 2011, plus VIP seating at the 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil.

To view all of the photos that were submitted and vote for your favorite, visit www.WillAlwaysRemember.org. (Limit one vote per IP address). Even if you did not submit a photo, don’t miss your chance to vote for the winner! The contest winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 5. Vote now!

March 2011

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2011 Officer Fatalities

Preliminary Total March 17

44


Fatalities Details

Law Enforcement Day at the Park

The Chicago White Sox have dedicated May 19, 2011 as National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day at the Park to benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum.

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Questions? Call Bill Dougherty, First Vice President: (312) 733-7776
Email: NLEOMF@chicagofop.org


  
 GovSec

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is proud to participate in this year's GovSec/U.S. Law Conference and Exposition, which takes place March 29-31, 2011, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC.



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