Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with the Florida Panthers

The Memorial Fund has continued our Law Enforcement Appreciation Events with a number of great ones held this year. We were recently thrilled to have more than 200 people turn out to honor law enforcement on Thursday March 28 in South Florida. The Florida Panthers defended the Buffalo Sabres by one point in the second overtime. Certainly it was a great win for the Panthers, but also a great opportunity to honor law enforcement officers, including the recipients of the Memorial Fund’s February Officer of the Month Award, Boynton Beach (FL) Police Officers Christopher Munro and Eric Reynolds.

The Panthers joined us in recognizing Officers Christopher Munro and Eric Reynolds, who took the ceremonial slap shot at the start of the game. During the second half, Andrew Raphael presented the officers with their Officer of the Month Awards, on behalf of the Memorial Fund.

In June 2012, Officers Munro and Reynolds were involved in apprehending a suspect that had fled from an armed robbery. They used their keen skills to identify the suspect despite faulty alert information. Officer Reynolds was shot during the apprehension but has recovered. In addition to being recognized by the Memorial Fund, both officers received the Boynton Beach Police Department’s Combat Cross Medal.

Overall, the night was a great success. Law Enforcement Appreciation Events bring us together to honor our public safety professionals and raise awareness and support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

A special thank you to the Florida Panthers and Mr. Raphael for a wonderful event.