The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association would like to thank Uni-Systems Engineering, Inc 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.
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.
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
A Toronto-area police officer is being hailed for his thorough work on the job, after a licence plate check led to the recovery of six children reported abducted from Alberta.
Durham police say the officer became suspicious when he noticed six children in a green SUV with Alberta plates, at a parking lot in Bowmanville, Ont. The officer ran the plates through the police database and discovered they belonged to a vehicle sought in an abduction investigation in Calgary.
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.
The men and women who serve with California's Sonoma County Sheriff's Office put their lives on the line each day to protect the community — but nothing could have prepared them for this.