Forest Lake, Minn. – This past Friday night, the Lakers hosted the Dells Ducks, which resulted in a late third period let down and tough loss on the ice.

However, off the ice, Laker boosters were extremely successful in hosting their first Law Enforcement Appreciation night.

“We had an outstanding fan turnout and tremendous support. The boys played their hearts out and we are always proud of our team,” said Nirvana Wallace, event organizer.

“We would like to thank those who generously donated to our silent auction. We raised over $1000 for the Law Enforcement Memorial Association,” said Wallace.

Laker fans and supporters of the Forest Lake Police Department filled the stands, which made for a season high in single game attendance.

“The energy building was incredible,” said Chris Walby, Laker Head Coach and GM. “We fed off that energy. We certainly appreciate what our police officers do so much for us on a daily basis and we knew a lot of people put such effort and work into this night. We wanted to win this one bad for them,” said Walby.

Also in attendance, 10 local law officers were honored before the game. A ceremonial puck drop and a flag were given to the officers.

Representing the Forest Lake Police Department was Sergeant Jake Ayers, Sergeant Mark Richert, Detective Nancy Carlson, Officer Pat Ferguson, Officer Trevor Johnson, Officer Sean Lafferty, Officer Troy Meyer, Officer Megan Olstad, Officer Nathan Olstad, Officer Maryrose Warke.

“For all their many sacrifices, as a team and community, they have our unwavering support. A heartfelt thank you to our local the officers at Forest Lake Police Department,” said Wallace.

The sound…of silence

For the first time ever under Coach Lisa Roth, the Aitkin All Starz dance team is dedicating a routine. This year’s Jazz squad is honoring law enforcement, and remembering the late Steven Sandberg

 

The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association would like to thank Uni-Systems Engineering, Inc for the very generous donation. 

http://www.uni-engineer.com/index.html

Your support is how we are able to continue to serve the law enforcement officers who make the ultimate sacrifice as we do. 

Thank you

LEMA

The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association would like to thank Mcgregor Fire Department Relief Association for the very generous donation.

Your support is how we are able to continue to serve the law enforcement officers who make the ultimate sacrifice as we do.

Thank you

LEMA

The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association would like to thank Robert O'Neil with the Vali-Hi-Drive-In Theatre for the very generous donation. 

Your support to LEMA is greatly appreciated and we would not be able to honor fallen officers with out supporters like you. 

 

You 

LEMA

The Minnesota Law Enforcment Memoral Assication would like to thank Allen's Service in Savage Mn for the dontation to LEMA. 

Allen's Service made up some blue line flag decals to put on their vehicles, and they also sell them at their front counter when customers come in. The donation was a result of those sales.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to Spare Key for $3,192 donation. Spare Key was gracious in allowing LEMA volunteers to work shifts at the tournament with donations being made in return for the shifts hours worked. Thanks to Erich Mische, Executive from Spare Key and the Spare Key staff to their coordination of this event, and the fantastic donation to LEMA!

Great article on our relationship with Spare Key and how it developed from the 2016 Brackets For Good competition.

In what was the highest-scoring final round of all the 2016 city tournaments, Spare Key edged out LEMA to win, but their match-up didn’t end there. After the tournament, LEMA President Jeff Beahen reached out to Spare Key. In the spirit of shared excitement for the successes both organizations experienced, a dialogue formed about how they could leverage the momentum of the tournament and create a partnership.

 

See the full article here> https://bfg.org/2016/11/14/tournament-competitors-now-community-collaborators

 

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