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
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.”
Commander, LEMA Honor Guard
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.
Shop Online At Your Favorite Stores And Support LEMA During Giving Week 11/23 to 11/29 Giving Assistant will be doubling every donation made8 November 2016
Shop Online At Your Favorite Stores And Support The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association.
During Giving Week 11/23 to 11/29 Giving Assistant will be doubling every donation made.
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.
This morning, Heather and I participated in probably the most physically grueling endeavor of our lives.... We completed a 20 mile bike ride, a 4 mile run, and a 7 mile bike ride. While we have trained very diligently for the last eight weeks, we did not anticipate that our entire race would be into a 15 mph headwind and mostly straight up hill terrain that is Central Minnesota in September (as can be shown by the flags in the transition area)!!
As we began our training, we quickly decided we wanted to dedicate this physical challenge to something higher than ourselves and we decided on LEMA. It was a high privilege to do today's race in honor of the 277 MN Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and their survivors!! As we were having dinner last night, Heather very eloquently said, "as this gets hard , I want to remember that I'm doing this with you in honor of the spouses who would love the opportunity to participate in something like this with their fallen officer but can't." In addition to the "Band Of Blue" shirts that we wore to show people at the race what we were doing, we "tatted up" with MNLEMA.org and two bible verses (Isaiah 40:31 and Matthew 5:9) to tell others what we were doing and remind ourselves. As we were riding this morning, I received a notification that Agent Edwin Pabon-Robles of the Puerto Rico Police Department was killed in a traffic accident early this morning. Agent Pabon-Robles is survived by his wife and two children. I shared this with Heather while we were riding as a reminder of what we were doing. As we crossed the finish line together (thanks to EPD Officer Tom Olson for being there to cheer us on and congratulate us!!!), the magnitude of both this accomplishment for us and the honor that we had for representing was almost overwhelming!!!
Thanks to those that have encouraged us in this journey and to those that have been diligently praying for us!! Also, thanks very much to the generous donors that allowed us to raise over $3,500 for MN LEMA (well surpassing our goal!!!) We are humbled by your generosity and encouragement of us!!!
Brian & Heather Hubbard