Law Enforcement Ambassadors and Guardians
February 2012 eNewsletter
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Greetings Ambassadors and Guardians,

I am excited to introduce you to our new monthly publication, The Law Enforcement Ambassador & Guardian eNewsletter, a great resource for information, updates and event announcements from the Memorial Fund and from Ambassadors and Guardians. Each issue will also feature an exemplary Law Enforcement Ambassador, Guardian or event spotlight—stories I look forward to sharing in the coming months.

If you are interested in contributing content relevant to other Ambassadors and Guardians to this enewsletter, including event announcements or monthly spotlight recommendations, please contact me at or 202.737.8529.   

I look forward to seeing you at 2012 National Police Week and hope you can join us at the Law Enforcement Ambassador & Guardian Reception on May 14. More details to come. 

As always, feel free to email or call with questions, comments or concerns you may have. I look forward to working with you this year. 

Be Safe, Stay Strong.

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John E. Shanks
Director of Development & Law Enforcement Relations

Law Enforcement Ambassador Spotlight
This month, we honor Law Enforcement Ambassador D. Michael (Mike) Kruggel, who has been an Ambassador for the past four years. Read more...


Kruggel and Floyd - Ambassador/Guardian eNewsletter

Officer Fatality Update
Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities: Preliminary 2012 Numbers
February 1, 2012





Total Fatalities 14 17 -18%
Firearms-related 7 11 -36%
Traffic-related 6 4 +50%
Other Causes 1 2 -50%

Preliminary Law Enforcement Fatalities

Professional Sports Partnership Initiative 
The Memorial Fund launched an initiative to collaborate with professional sports teams (of the NHL, NBA, MLS, MLB and more) to honor the nation's law enforcement officers by organizing special Law Enforcement Appreciation events and ticket packages. Thus far, the initiative has been a success, with several teams across the country already on board and events scheduled.

Questions? Contact John Shanks, Director of Development & Law Enforcement Relations by email or call 202.737.8529.
  View list of current scheduled games...

Law Enforcement Appreciation Events

Officer of the Month
January 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Sheriff Matthew J. Lutz of the Muskingum County (OH) Sheriff's Office as its Officer of the Month for January 2012. Read more... 

Sheriff Matthew J. Lutz, January 2012 OTM

New Audio Tribute Program
The Memorial Fund launched a new Audio Tribute Program, designed to share the stories of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Each five-minute audio tribute is recorded by a voiceover professional and brings to life each officer's captivating story. Finished audio tributes will be housed in the National Law Enforcement Museum, accessible to visitors online and in person when it opens in 2014. Read more... 

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VALOR Initiative
The Memorial Fund is proud to partner with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on an important project. As part of the U.S. Attorney General's Officer Safety Initiative, VALOR was created to respond to the startling increase in felonious assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers. Read more...


Honor at the Castle Gala: Save the Date!
April 24, 2012, 6:30pm
Huntington, Long Island (New York)

Please join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Huntington, New York, to honor America's finest
the men and women of law enforcement who keep our communities safe. The Zellman Group will host the first annual Honor at the Castle to pay tribute to these brave men and women. Read more...

 For more information about sponsorships, table and ticket sales, contact Lisa Levine (The Zellman Group) at 516.403.2421 or by e-mail; or John Shanks (Memorial Fund) at 202.737.8529 or by e-mail

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