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. 




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.


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On September 18th The Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) Honor Guard held its annual Honor Guard Training Camp at Camp Ripley. 2016 marks the 20th year that LEMA has hosted the annual event. Police officers and correctional officers from throughout the United States attend and are taught basic and advanced military drill and ceremony. Many of the officers are or will be members of their departments honor guards. The Attendees start out by learning or reviewing basic drill and put on several miles of marching to achieve proficiency. Attendees then learn the basics of rifle drill which concludes with a “Top Gun” competition. The Top Gun competition is a rifle drill that encompasses all of the rifle movements and is slowly whittled down to the one that can complete the drill with precision under immense stress. This year’s winner of the Top Gun award went to the Bloomington Police Department. The week continues with specialized training in casket movement, flag fold, colors movement, colors posting and retrieval, ceremonial rifle volleys and ceremonial guard duty. Attendees are also given classes on funeral preparation and planning and participate in a parade of colors.
The week concludes with a mock funeral at the Camp Ripley Chapel where the attendees are assigned specific duties that were learned during the week. The Camp is designed to prepare Honor Guards for Honoring the Fallen and their Families in a dignified manner that is deserving of our profession and this great nation.
“The Best we can do is the Least we can do.”

Respectfully Submitted,
Todd Schwanke
Commander, LEMA Honor Guard


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Hundreds of mourners and law enforcement officers from around the country gathered to honor slain Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio at a funeral service Monday morning.

The service for Sgt. Beminio was at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines with burial at Glendale Cemetery. “I’ve had people contact me from as far away as Tucson, Arizona,” said Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek. “You have to think about the concept of strength in numbers. It doesn’t just apply to a force on force situation. It’s the emotional support, also. The more of these officers we see and people from the community come out, it makes this road a little easier for us.”

The 39-year-old Beminio was one of two officers killed last Wednesday. Forty-six-year-old Scott Greene has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Greene is also accused of shooting 24-year-old Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, whose funeral was help on Tuesday.


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On September 24th, the 2nd Annual Big Al's Rod Run was held starting in Hutchinson to race funds for LEMA.

McLeod County Patrol Sergeant Al Liepold and Corrections Sergeant Glen Roger organized the 120 mile hotrod and motorcycle run (cruise) and raised $2,590 to assist in the mission of LEMA.

Al "Big Al" Liepold presents the donation to LEMA President Jeff Beahen at the October LEMA Board meeting.

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