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Officer Fatality Update
Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities: Preliminary 2012 Numbers
July 31, 2012





Total Fatalities 65 108 -40%
Firearms-related 21 46 -54%
Traffic-related 31 38 -18%
Other Causes 13 24 -46%

Preliminary Fatalities - July 2012

The Memorial Fund is proud to partner with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on traffic-related officer safety initiatives and with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on the VALOR program to improve officer safety.  

Memorial Golf Classic 2012
November 4-9, 2012

Myrtle Beach, SC
Any golfer, male or female, with or without a USGA handicap, is invited to participate in this year's event, the 13th annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic. Last year's event raised $24,000 and brought the event's 12-year total donated to the Memorial to $480,000.

Entries are limited to the first 720 golfers. Contact the tournament office at 843.249.2129 or by email at for additional information. Read more to find out what the tournament package includes. Read more...

Memorial Golf Classic 2012

2012 Candlelight Vigil DVD Now Available    
Experience the power and emotion of this 24th annual tribute to America’s fallen law enforcement officers. Includes moving musical tributes, a stunning blue laser light show, keynote address by Attorney General Eric Holder, and the reading of the 362 newly-engraved names on the Memorial. 
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2012 Candlelight Vigil DVD

National Law Enforcement Museum Gala 
Save the Date: October 12, 2012

  Gala Oct 12, 2012

Where? The Gala will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Check back for updated information...

Officer of the Month
July 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Patrolman James Kuzak, Jr., of the City of Clairton (PA) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for July 2012.  Read more... 

Patrolman James Kuzak

Law Enforcement Appreciation Events
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.

Check out some upcoming events: 

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

 League  Date  Location  Event  Tickets
MLB  8/1 Boston, MA
Boston Redsox v. Detroit Tigers
MLB  8/2 Boston, MA Boston Redsox v. Minnesota Twins
MLB  8/7 Corona, NY New York Mets v. Florida Marlins
WNBA  9/1 Newark, NJ New York Liberty v. Washington Mystics Tickets
MLB  9/11 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Brewers v. Atlanta Braves Tickets
MLB  9/18 Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Indians v. Minnesota Twins Tickets

Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember
October 14, 2012
Washington, DC

Register now for the second annual Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember. With a 5K run and a 54-mile bike ride, the Ride & Run honors the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day. Join as an individual or start a team. This year, participants can Ride & Run virtually.
Law Enforcement Ride & Run

Check Out Some Gift Shop Items!
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1/4 Zip Fleece

Memorial Lion

Stainless Steel
Water Bottle

Lion Backpack
1/4 Zip Fleece Sweatshirt   Memorial Lion Coin Stainless Steel Water Bottle Lion Back Pack Thumb 

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