Police Color Guard presented the Colors during the
National Anthem and pre-game
On Tuesday, August 5th the Cleveland Indians and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund held a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Progressive Field as the Indians completed a two-game series with the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately the Indians lost 9-2 at the game, but it was still a great night of baseball.
The event, in its third season at Progressive Field, was dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of all law enforcement and correctional officers and their families.
ambassador, Alex Behnen, a commander with the
Columbus Ohio Division of Police
throws out the ceremonial first pitch.
“It was great to be back in Cleveland to celebrate our third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with the Tribe,” said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together at Progressive Field to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers, while enjoying a fun night of baseball, was a great way to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. I’m thankful to the Tribe for welcoming us once again.”
A special Thanks to Ohio Association of Chiefs Police, Ohio Fraternal Order of Police and Cleveland Police Historical Society for supporting the event, along with Cleveland Indians account representative Matt Gay and NLEOMF Ambassadors Alex, Behnen, Bill Swank, Brent Clark for organizing the event.
Michael Maughmer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol poses with his father
field just prior to singing the National Anthem.