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March 2010: eNewsletter

Experience the Candlelight Vigil on May 13; Register for Free Live Webcast

For the second year in row, the Memorial Fund is teaming up with to offer a free, live Internet webcast of the Candlelight Vigil for fallen officers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil begins at 8 PM (EDT) on Thursday, May 13, and advance registration for the webcast is now open. Last year, close to 6,000 people across the country and around the world registered for the live webcast of the Vigil. In addition to viewing the ceremony, webcast participants were able to take part in a live online chat session—a feature that will be included in this year’s webcast as well. To register in advance for this free online event, visit

Footnote: For more information about National Police Week (May 9-15), including an updated schedule of events, visit

NASCAR Driver Greg Biffle
Added to Appreciation Day Program at
Dover International Speedway
Craig Floyd and Greg Bifle
Driver Greg Biffle and
NLEOMF Chairman Craig Floyd

The 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day—May 16 at Dover (DE) International Speedway—is shaping up to be a great day of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing and a unique opportunity to honor America’s law enforcement heroes. Now, Greg Biffle, driver for the #16 3M team, has announced he will be making a special appearance prior to the race to speak and take questions from NLEOMF friends and supporters. Dover International Speedway, also known as the “Monster Mile,” is offering a special $99, all-inclusive Law Enforcement Appreciation Day package that includes a premium grandstand ticket to the race, admission to a pre-race NLEOMF hospitality tent that includes all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, a trackside tour of the Monster Mile, and much more. Part of the proceeds from this event support the Memorial Fund and our work to honor fallen officers. Learn more and reserve your tickets today.

Undercover Cops who Made the
Supreme Sacrifice
Det. James Nemorin

Det. Rodney Andrews

Lieutenant Monica Carey

Keith Connelly

New York City Police Detectives Rodney J. Andrews and James V. Nemorin served in the elite Firearms Investigation Unit of the Narcotics Division, working undercover and often dealing with cold-blooded thugs who would think nothing of killing a cop. On March 10, 2003, the worst fears of such undercover officers came true. Detectives Andrews and Nemorin had arranged to buy a Tec-9 submachine pistol for $1,200 from the associates of a man they had bought a gun from the week before. But the sting went bad, and the two veteran officers were each shot and killed. After searching their bodies for money, the two murderers dumped the bodies in the street and drove off. A search of the records kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that Detectives Andrews and Nemorin are two of more than 100 federal, state and local officers have made the ultimate sacrifice while working undercover. Read more about the service and sacrifice of undercover officers in Craig Floyd’s recent “In the Line of Duty” column in American Police Beat magazine.

Last Chance to Reserve Your
2010 Supporter Lapel Pin
Reserve Your Memorial Lapel Pin Today!

NLEOMF supporters are reminded to reserve your 2010 Memorial Fund lapel pin today. The 2010 pin features crossed American and Memorial logo flags with a date banner—a perfect complement to many uniforms, jackets and other apparel. The Memorial Fund lapel pins are a favorite way to thank our generous supporters—people who have made a financial contribution in the last year—for your outstanding work to honor our nation's law enforcement officers. So if you haven’t done so already, reserve yours before March 31.

Just a Few Days Left to Vote in “Will Always Remember” Photo Tribute Contest

For the first time, the Memorial Fund is sponsoring a photo tribute contest that will bring one grand prize winner to Washington, DC, for National Police Week 2010—and you still have a chance to vote on who that person will be. Through our “Will Always Remember” campaign, the NLEOMF received dozens of moving and creative photos of people showing their support for our fallen law enforcement officers. The photo entry receiving the most votes through March 31 wins a grand prize that includes one round-trip coach air fare to Washington, DC, and lodging for two nights during National Police Week 2010, plus VIP seating at the Candlelight Vigil. To view all of the photos that were submitted and vote for your favorite, visit (Limit one vote per IP address.)

MARCH 2010

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Important Honor Guard Information

Important information for departments planning to send Honor Guard units to National Police Week 2010: the deadline for submitting your 2010 Honor Guard Response Form has been extended to Friday, March 26, 2010. For more information and to submit your online form, please click here.


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