WASHINGTON, DC (September 8, 2022) – The board of directors of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), whose mission is to honor the dead, tell the story of America’s law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve, today announced the recipients of their annual awards in the Distinguished Service, Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in Media categories.
The NLEOMF Board Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the law enforcement profession and enlightens both law enforcement professionals and the general public about extraordinary law enforcement achievement.
“Our national awards program is essential in raising awareness of significant law enforcement achievements that lead to greater engagement between the law enforcement profession and the communities it serves,” said Lori Sharpe Day, Chair of the NLEOMF Board of Directors.
The 2022 winners are:
- John Ashcroft Distinguished Service Award: Commissioner (retired) Charles H. Ramsey
- Life Achievement Award: Pat Montuore, Founder and CEO, Police Unity Tour
- Excellence in Media Award: Verizon First Responder Advisory Council
The John Ashcroft Distinguished Service Award
The John Ashcroft Distinguished Service Award is the NLEOMF’s highest honor. It is awarded annually to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the law enforcement profession. The award is given to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the law enforcement profession, including increasing public support for the law enforcement profession and promoting safety /raising awareness/helping to fight crime in America. Commissioner (retired) Charles H. Ramsey, who served as Deputy Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department before leading the DC and Philadelphia Police Departments, has positively influenced policing in America during his many years of service to the profession and brought important contributions to the direction and future of the police. He’s a staunch supporter who isn’t afraid to support those on the streets and call out fact as well as fiction. As a CNN contributor, Ramsey speaks often about the actions of law enforcement and does much to dispel myths, explain law enforcement’s challenges and sacrifices, and encourage more support.
Life Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a deserving individual or organization who has assumed a long-term leadership role in assisting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in its work to honor the service and sacrifice of the law enforcement profession. the law. The recipient of this award is recognized for making extraordinary contributions to the NLEOMF and/or the National Law Enforcement Museum through a body of work that has had a positive impact on the law enforcement community during their lifetime. Pat Montuore based Visit of the police unit in 1997 as a four-day bike ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and to ensure that their sacrifice would not never be forgotten. What started with 18 runners on a four-day fundraising bike ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. has grown to 2,600 members nationwide who make the trip every year. Under Montuore’s leadership, the Police Unity Tour has provided donations to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund totaling more than $33 million since its inception.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Excellence in Media Award is presented to individuals or groups in the journalism, information, media and/or entertainment industries who have made outstanding contributions to the law enforcement profession. the law. The Verizon First Responder Advisory Council (VFRAC) has been formed in 2019 and is comprised of many of the nation’s most respected and accomplished leaders representing all facets of the public safety community, including emergency management, fire, public health and law enforcement. Working as an advisory and advocacy organization, VFRAC supports the advancement of technology and communications to improve the safety of public safety officers and agencies and the communities they serve.
“The 2022 list of our annual honorees speaks volumes about our nation’s heroes and those dedicated to honoring our heroes who protect and serve the nation,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is uniquely qualified to bestow such honors because of its role in the law enforcement community and the unique composition of our Board of Directors representing the leadership of all major law enforcement organizations. law enforcement of the land.”
The prizes will be officially presented to the winners at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, during the Awards Ceremony and Reception in Washington, DC, September 30, 2022.
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Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the dead, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. . The first pillar of this mission, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, honors the names of all 23,229 officers who have died in the line of duty to date throughout the history of the United States. United. Additionally, NLEOMF maintains and publishes full details of the circumstances surrounding official deaths in the line of duty. The Officer Safety and Wellbeing Pillar uses this data, combined with best practice program models, to produce solution-focused programs aimed at improving survivability and wellbeing. The third pillar of the NLEOMF, the National Law Enforcement Museum (LawEnforcementMuseum.org) is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.