Memorial Fund Hosts Congressional Reception

Last week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund presents its 2015 Excellence in Media Award to FOX News personality Greta Van Susteren and its 2015 Distinguished Service Award to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at a Congressional reception in the Rayburn House Office Building.

After an introduction from Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd, more than a hundred guests heard from Jackie Rice, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Target, the sponsor of this event. The Chairs of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), both also shared remarks.

Ms. Van Susteren has been a steadfast advocate for law enforcement, recently devoting a considerable amount of air time on her weekday show, On The Record, detailing the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers.

NHTSA has led
advancements in transportation safety and has been a long-time partner with the Memorial Fund and law enforcement agencies across the nation in efforts to make roads safer for our officers and everyone. Accepting on their behalf, Administrator Mark R. Rosekind said, “until we get to zero [deaths], not just for everybody but especially for law enforcement, much work is still
to be done.”

Each year, the
Memorial Fund’s Board of Directors selects award winners who embody leadership
and service, and whose contributions have had a positive impact on the law
enforcement profession.

Congressional Reception