The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has chosen the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as the primary recipient of this year’s ESA Gives Back charity.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is dedicated to honoring and remembering the services and sacrifices of law enforcement officers in the U.S. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NLEOMF has 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 NLEOMF is also the principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a candlelight vigil at the Memorial on May 13 every year to honor all fallen officers. In addition, it maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends & issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
More recently, the NLEOMF has launched a campaign to build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which is adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, D.C. The museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through various exhibits, collections, research and education.
“We are proud to join with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund this year in support of their mission,” said ESA’s CEO & Executive Director, Merlin Guilbeau. “The electronic security industry works side-by-side with law enforcement, knowing full well the sacrifices made by them and their families. We are proud to associate with and support this worthy cause.”
ESA kicked off its fundraising efforts by collecting more than $1,400 for NLEOMF during the ESA Leadership Summit that was held this February in Chandler, Ariz. (Visit www.SDMmag.com/articles/92045-esa-summit-2016 to read about the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit.) To learn more about ESA Gives Back, please visit: www.ESAweb.org/ESAGivesBack.