Ambassador Highlight: October 2023

New Ambassadors Join the Team

In September, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Ambassador Program proudly welcomed two distinguished new members to its ranks, expanding the program’s breadth and diversity.

Greg Miraglia

Hailing from Napa Valley, CA, Greg Miraglia brings a wealth of experience to the team. He is a retired Deputy Chief from the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department and currently serves as a professor at Napa Valley College. Greg’s active participation in various virtual programs sponsored by the NLEOMF Museum further enriches his contributions to the program.

Officer Lindsey Powers

Officer Lindsey Powers, representing the Cedar Rapids Police Department, marks a significant milestone as the program’s first Ambassador from Iowa. Her firsthand experience in the field adds a unique perspective to the team and exemplifies the program’s commitment to inclusivity.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Ambassador Program now comprises 55 dedicated members from 23 different states, reflecting its growing impact.

National Police Weekend Awards Ceremony

This past September, the NLEOMF held its annual awards ceremony during National Police Weekend. The event honored outstanding individuals in law enforcement, including the winners from Destination Zero, Officer of the Month, and the Ambassador Program.

Bill Swank Receives Ambassador Impact Award

Bill Swank (OH) was presented with the inaugural Ambassador Impact Award. A humble professional, Bill’s unwavering commitment extends beyond his professional role. In 2012, he assumed the role of Ambassador for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. He actively engages with both his community and the NLEOMF, serving on our Steering and Selections Committees and playing a pivotal role in advancing the vision of the Ambassador Program. Bill’s professionalism is marked by its unassuming nature, driven by a profound dedication to law enforcement. He, like many of his peers, views his service as a means to contribute to a higher purpose beyond himself. Bill tirelessly advocates for a diverse array of initiatives aimed at supporting our colleagues in law enforcement.

We Back Blue Virtual Training

In October, John Dilibert from Idaho and other representatives collaborated with We Back Blue to present nationwide best practices in officer safety and wellness during their 2nd annual Virtual Balance Summit. We Back Blue, founded by Melissa Robey, is dedicated to building trust and advocating for police within communities. They work diligently to support well-equipped and safe law enforcement departments across the country.

2023 IACP Conference - San Diego

This October, the NLEOMF participated in the 2023 IACP Conference in San Diego, an excellent opportunity to connect with other organizations, build partnerships, and engage with some of the program’s most significant supporters. Dianne Bernhard National C.O.P.S. Executive Director and Michael Dillinger Vice President Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association stopped by the NLEOMF Booth to say high to our Executive Director of Officer Safety and Wellness Troy Anderson.

Honorary Chief Ambassador:
Frank Ray

The NLEOMF is proud to announce Country Singer Frank Ray as its Honorary Chief Ambassador. The “Country’d Look Good on You” singer played before a crowd of approximately 7000 officers from around the country. Frank, with ten years of service in the Las Cruces, NM, Police Department, moved to Nashville, Tennessee, with his family to pursue a career in music. Despite his success, Frank remains humble and a strong supporter of those in law enforcement.

October Quarterly Training

This month’s quarterly training featured presentations from John Dilibert and Deputy Bob Carr of the York County, ME, Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Bob Carr discussed the development of a Peer Support Program within a rural community. For those who couldn’t attend, the full training is available, providing valuable insights into the program’s ongoing efforts to support and empower law enforcement.

Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Ambassador Program.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Ambassador Program promotes the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, National Law Enforcement Museum, and the Officer Safety and Wellness programming through outreach, resources, and education.

All active and retired law enforcement officers are encouraged to apply. Start your application process.