On November 8, 2011 the Detroit Red Wings hosted their Second Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at the Joe Louis Arena, donating $10.00 from each ticket sold to the National Law Enforcement Museum. That night 1,863 tickets were sold, raising over $18,630 to help build the Museum. The Museum held a 50/50 raffle and auction which raised an additional $500 for the Museum, bringing the total raised to $19,130.
|FLEOA National President Jon Adler
rides on the zamboni during intermission.
Before the game, there was a moment of silence and Amazing Grace was performed by The Metro Detroit Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, headed by Dearborn (MI) Police Department, Detective Sergeant (ret) Gary Marchetti. National Colors were presented by the Michigan State FOP.
Special thanks to John Shanks, Director of Development and Law Enforcement Relations, Jon Adler, FLEOA National President and Memorial Fund Board Member as well as Brent Clark, Law Enforcement Ambassador for helping with the event. In addition, the Museum would like to thank the Detroit Red Wings for honoring all of America’s law enforcement heroes and helping build the National Law Enforcement Museum.