DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The Memorial Fund’s Distinguished Service Award has been presented annually to an individual or organization that has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the law enforcement profession.
2016 Award Recipient
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund presented its Distinguished Service Award to Harley-Davidson, Inc. at a Congressional reception at the Rayburn House Office Building. Harley-Davidson, Inc. has been a longtime supporter of law enforcement and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The American motorcycle manufacturer was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1903 and was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. For the past 10 years, Harley-Davidson, Inc. has donated a motorcycle for the National Police Week raffle that benefits the Memorial Fund. To date, the raffle has helped raise more than $626,000.
Receiving the award on behalf of Harley-Davidson, Inc. was Edward Moreland, Director of Government Affairs, who said, “Harley-Davidson couldn’t be more proud of our relationship with [the Memorial Fund] than we are right now. We have a long history of supporting police in many different facets around the world. We’re now in 40 countries and 4,000 police units around the world,” he said. “We have the unique distinction as a company of having a company mission of fulfilling dreams of personal freedom. We may fulfill dreams of personal freedom, but the [law enforcement officers at the reception] and their friends protect that personal freedom. And for that, we thank you.”