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September 2010: eNewsletter

9-11 Wreathlaying Ceremony

9-11 Wreathlaying Ceremony

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial held its annual 9-11 Wreathlaying Ceremony on Saturday September 11, 2010.  After brief remarks, Attorney General Eric Holder began a reading of the 72 names of the officers who fell that tragic day, followed by Memorial Fund staff.  The brief ceremony ended with a playing of TAPS during the placement of the wreath near panels 9W-22W where the names of these heroes are forever engraved.

Share Your Story

The Memorial Fund is collecting first-hand stories from folks recounting their personal experiences of 9-11.  As the deadliest day in law enforcement history, we must remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes and one of the best ways to do this is by sharing the memories. Click here to share your story or read stories from others.

Groundbreaking Gala and Ceremony

Please plan to join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Thursday October 14, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Memorial for the official National Law Enforcement Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony with Keynote remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder.  Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this ceremony.  Please use this link to let us know if you plan to come.

Then at 6:00 pm, break out your formal wear and get your ticket to the National Law Enforcement Museum's Groundbreaking Gala. Keynote remarks will be delivered by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the reception will feature artifacts from the collection, dinner, and dancing.

Bangor (ME) Officer Honored for Heroic Rescue
Officer Rob Angelo


In the early morning hours of December 13, 2009, Officer Rob Angelo responded to a call of a woman standing on the Penobscot River Bridge. As he exited his cruiser, Officers Jim Hassard and Joe Baillargeon arrived and began to block traffic.  The concrete slab, on which the woman was standing outside the bridge’s railing, as well as the railing itself, was covered with ice. Officer Angelo’s hope was to keep the woman calm until the Bangor Fire Department’s boat could arrive and pull her from the icy waters if she did indeed jump. He pleaded with her to come in from the ledge and finally convinced her not to jump.


As she turned, she lost her footing and fell, catching herself by throwing one arm over the railing.  Officer Angelo jumped over the Jersey barrier, and grabbed the woman before she fell. An on-board video camera from the cruiser shows Officer Angelo’s feet coming off the ground as he struggled to hold onto the woman.  Officers Hassard and Baillargeon helped pull her to safety, after which, she was transported to a local hospital.

For his heroic actions, Officer Angelo has received the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Award. Read more about this dedicated law enforcement professional.

Race To Remember

Hitting the Links at the 2010 Golf Classic
NLEOMF Golf Classic

LAST CHANCE to register for the 11th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic being held November 7-12, 2010.  Register by September 30, 2010 and the $20 late registration penalty will be waived. Payment must be made in full upon registration. Contact the tournament office at 877.465.3467 (U.S. only) or 843.249.2129 for additional information.

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Jeff Gordon and DuPont Join the Memorial Fund to Raise Awareness
Jeff Gordon Car

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has teamed-up with DuPont and Jeff Gordon to conduct a special awareness and fundraising campaign on September 26, 2010 at Dover International Raceway.  Race car designer Sam Bass has developed a special paint scheme for the No. 24 car that weekend which includes the Memorial Fund's rose and shield logo on the tail and on the back quarter panels of his Chevrolet Impala. The Memorial Fund's Gift Shop is selling special collectible 1:24th and 1:64th-scale replica cars and t-shirts to commemorate the occasion.  Visit to learn more or get yours today!


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