Boston Red Sox Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Last Friday, April 19, our Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with the Boston Red Sox had to be postponed, for good reason. The entire city—especially our law enforcement professionals—was focused on responding to the Boston Marathon bombing and apprehending the suspects involved. Sadly, there were many victims, including MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with all the victims, their families, and our first responders and law enforcement officers, who ran towards danger to help those in need.

Thanks to the great support from the city of Boston, the Boston Police Department, volunteer Ambassador Chris Shoppmeyer, and the Boston Red Sox, our Law Enforcement Appreciation event was quickly rescheduled for Sunday, April 21.  All involved in coordinating the event felt it was important for us to honor law enforcement as planned, especially after the heroic response following the bombing.

Before the game started on Sunday, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund staff, along with friends, family, and agencies throughout the Boston area, took the field for a moment of tribute. The Boston Police Department’s Honor Guard presented the colors.

Overall, it was another great event that not only recognized the 2012 fallen officers from New England, but highlighted the important work law enforcement does every day to keep us all safe. More than 600 tickets were sold, raising more than $3,000 for the Memorial Fund. In addition to that generous contribution, a check for $23,200 was presented by the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association to the Memorial Fund.

Thank you to all those who participated. We are truly grateful for the incredible show of support for our law enforcement community in Boston!