DynCorp International was a proud supporter of this year’s National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Golf Classic, which directly benefits the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). The Golf Classic took place November 3-7, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The NLEOMF is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the U.S. Funds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Golf Classic is attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the United States.
DI Supports Law Enforcement Professionals
This will be the fifth year DI has supported this event, as DI recruits, selects and deploys police officers for its customers to serve in police training and mentoring programs all over the world. DI’s civilian police officers aim to help promote peace and stability by helping develop modern, democratic local police forces help establish the rule of law and support good governance.
DI has deployed more than 10,000 law enforcement professionals in 16 countries to date.
DI Honors Those Who Have Served
DynCorp International vice president, Training, Mel Booker, spoke at the event, honoring those who have served.
“Here at home, as of October 31, 2013, there have been 89 officer fatalities so far this year. We honor them, and we honor the 43 DI officers who have given their lives in international service since 1994,” Booker said.
“It is in there memory and in memory of all who have served and sacrificed that I am here today. I would like to take this moment, on behalf of DynCorp International, to support the important work of this organization with a contribution of $7,500 from DynCorp International to the NLEOMF Golf Classic. Thank you for your time, and for your service to our country,” said Booker as he presented a check to the organization.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 13 to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
More recently, the Memorial Fund has launched a campaign to build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to open in 2016, the museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.