Cleveland Indians Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

On Thursday August 8th, the Cleveland Indians hosted their 2nd Law Enforcement Appreciation night benefiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Before the Indians took to the field against the Detroit Tigers, Memorial Fund friends and supporters gathered as the Cleveland Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors.

Cleveland Police Department Honor Guard

Sheriff Matt Lutz

Sheriff Matt Lutz of the Muskingum County (OH) Sheriff’s Office, the Memorial Fund’s January 2012 Officer of the Month Award recipient  was on hand and recognized at home plate for the work that he and his deputies did in protecting the citizens of Muskingum County, OH from the release of 56 exotic animals in October of 2011. Detective Tom Armelli threw out the opening pitch on behalf of the Cleveland Police Museum and Historical Society.

The Cleveland Indians put on a great event that recognized the fallen officers from the Willoughby (OH) Police Department, Cleveland (OH) Police Department and Akron (OH) Police Departments while also highlighting the important work law enforcement does every day to keep us all safe. More than 272 tickets were sold for the game, raising more than $1,300 for the Memorial Fund.

Special thanks to Law Enforcement Ambassador Brent Clark for his hard work getting the word out about the game and working with the Cleveland Indians to honor public safety.