Awards

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Ralph Purdy

Ralph M. Purdy NYS Federation of Police President Ralph M. Purdy received the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundations “Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the positive effect he has had on the law enforcement profession.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Joseph Akers

Joseph Akers The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 was presented to Joseph Akers for his long-term leadership role in helping the Memorial Fund in its work to honor the service and sacrifice of the law enforcement profession. The Memorial Fund recognizes Mr. Akers for his extraordinary contributions to the National

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award – Charles Ramsey

Charles H. Ramsey Charles H. Ramsey retired as Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department in January 2016. He lead the fourth-largest police department in the nation with over 6,500 sworn members and 830 civilian members. Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Michael Muth

Michael Muth Mr. Muth is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. He began his law enforcement career in July 1972 when he entered the Maryland State Police Academy as a Trooper. In 1976 he transferred to the Aviation Division as a medical technician/observer and later

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Kenneth Brunk

Kenneth W. “Kip” Brunk Mr. Brunk currently serves as the Treasurer for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. He is a member of the Fund’s Finance and Investment Committee and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Accounting, he began a career in Public

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – David Weisz

David Weisz David Weisz is currently a public safety advisor. He recently retired from Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he led the company’s Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Alliance efforts. Mr. Weisz was instrumental in developing Motorola’s major partnership with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, including the collective efforts to build the National Law

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – Karen Tandy

Karen Tandy           Karen Tandy has served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions for the past six years. Ms. Tandy is Motorola’s top public policy spokesperson. She oversees country management and government affairs in more than 70 countries where Motorola operates, in addition to the company’s

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Marcella A. Fierro

Dr. Marcella A. Fierro       In 1994, Dr. Marcella Fierro was appointed chief medical examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Fierro’s skill and dedication inspired mystery writer Patricia Cornwell to write a series of crime novels in which the protagonist, Kay Scarpetta, was modeled after Dr. Fierro. Dr. Fierro has been a

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award – George W. “Sandy” Mayo

George W. “Sandy” Mayo         George W. “Sandy” Mayo has served as General Counsel for the Memorial Fund since 1987. During that time, Mr. Mayo has provided vital legal and strategic counsel to the Memorial Fund, all on a pro bono basis. He has helped draft and obtain Congressional passage of several

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award – Susie Sawyer

COPS Founding Executive Director Susie Sawyer Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd presents the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Suzie Sawyer, founding Executive Director of COPS. Suzie Sawyer is one of the three original incorporators of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. During her 27 years as an officer and board member of the

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