The picture (left to right) depicts participants Rod Bradford and Peter Donahue, Lieutenant Christopher Kenny, participant Mary Ellen Rumola, Chief Michael C. DiBella, and participants Emily Eng, Ahmed Lawson, and Michael Nevil. All participants were sponsored by Copline. For more information on Copline see the attached link, http://support.nleomf.org/site/TR/Events/RideampRuntoRemember?pg=team&fr_id=1240&team_id=6863
On the morning of Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department coordinated a 5k virtual run for the “Run for the Badge” virtual event held at Gille Park, located at 56 Manchester Avenue in Forked River, NJ.
The virtual run is for participants who were unable to attend the “Run for the Badge” event in Washington DC today, which supports the mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil at the Memorial each May 13th, to dedicate the newly-engraved names of the fallen, and honor all fallen law enforcement officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research to identify emerging trends and findings of officer fatalities, and serves as an information clearinghouse to improve officer safety.
The Memorial Fund is also working on a campaign to build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum will take a high-tech approach to telling the story of American law enforcement through interactive exhibits, collections, research and education.
For more information, please visit http://support.nleomf.org/site/PageNavigator/rftb_faq.html
– Chief Michael C. DiBella