Law Enforcement Ambassador Spotlight: Chris and Erin Shoppmeyer

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund enjoys the support of a special group of volunteers: Law Enforcement Ambassadors and Guardians. Law Enforcement Ambassadors are active and retired law enforcement officers from city, state, federal and military law enforcement agencies, while Law Enforcement Guardians are volunteers who support and honor law enforcement but are not sworn officers, allowing citizens, family members and corporate supporters to work closely with the Memorial Fund in achieving their goals.

This month we recognize two Ambassadors for their work to honor America’s law enforcement professionals. Chris Shoppmeyer and his daughter Erin love the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and have dedicated many hours to supporting and attending our Law Enforcement Appreciation events. Chris is a federal law enforcement agent who works for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Conservation Agent, and Erin works for the National Park Service as a Ranger at the Statue of Liberty.

Father and daughter, Chris and Erin Shoppmeyer

Chris and Erin worked closely with the Memorial Fund staff to set up a meeting with Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox. As a result of their efforts, the Red Sox hosted a great Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on August 2nd that honored all of New England’s fallen officers and had over 700 law enforcement officers and supporters in attendance. On August 7, Chris and Erin joined a group of Ambassadors and the Memorial Fund’s Director of Development & Law Enforcement Relations, John Shanks, at Citi Field as the Law Enforcement Ambassador program was honored by the New York Mets with the Mets Spirit Award.

A special thank you goes out to Chris and Erin Shoppmeyer, a true law enforcement family and exceptional supporters of the Memorial Fund.

To learn how you, too, can become a volunteer or help set up a Law Enforcement Appreciation event in your city, contact Tyler Gately at or 202-737-8539.