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Memorial Fund in the News

300-mile bicycle ride honors fallen officers
Source: WOODTV.com by 24 Hour News 8 web staff
Date: May 10, 2017

Law enforcement agencies across West Michigan are taking part in a four-day bicycle ride to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour is an annual fundraising event for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.

National Police Memorial Adds Name of 3 DC-Area Officers
Source: Associated Press
Date: May 1, 2017

Three Washington-area police officers who died in the line of duty are having their names added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Names of 3 local officers being added to National Police Memorial
Source: WTOP by Kathy Stewart
Date: April 30, 2017

The names of three local police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016 are being added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson was killed by friendly fire. Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon was killed only hours into her very first shift as a police officer. The name of Cpl. Harvey Snook, of the Arlington County Police Department, is also being added to the memorial this year after he died in January 2016 from cancer caused while working recovery efforts at the Pentagon following 9/11 attack.

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Image Courtesy of Aurora Police Department
By Police Magazine OnTarget eNewsletter

Video: CO Cops Form "Cuddle Watch" for Premature Baby of Fellow Officer

From the moment he was born at 29 weeks, Axel Winch needed a lot of love and miracles to survive.

“They let us know he had all sorts of issues genetically, physically to the point where the news was pretty devastating,” said Adam Winch, Axel’s dad. “He was in for probably a lifetime of issues medically. They’re still not sure what all of it is.” Axel was flown from Grand Junction to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora on August 1, 2017. He was treated at the NICU in the weeks and months since.”

Eventually, his mom, a Grand Junction police officer, and dad, a former officer who now owns his own business, had to go back to work.

But Axel wouldn’t be alone.

“I didn't want him to be alone,” said Sgt. Mike Pitrusu, who runs Aurora Police Department’s Employee Support and Wellness unit. “[I] came up with the idea that we would set up basically a watch, that we would have officers sign up for times to come in here and spend time with Axel.”

Aurora Police said nearly 20 officers cuddled with Axel during the days his parents couldn’t be with him. “Somebody called it the cuddle watch,” Pitrusu told 9News.

Run for the Badge

Run for the Badge 2017

Thank you to all who joined us for the Run for the Badge on October 14th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! Your support for law enforcement and your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

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