National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces February 2024 Officer of the Month

Officer rescues baby after speeding motorcyclist slams into car

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2024) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) today announced Sergeant Dave Musgrove of the Charlotte County (FL) Sheriff’s Department as their Officer of the Month for February 2024. Sergeant Musgrove was selected for his actions when he rescued a six-month-old baby from the vehicle she was riding in after a speeding motorcyclist slammed into the vehicle.

On the evening of February 8, 2024, Musgrove was driving his patrol vehicle when a motorcyclist sped past him at over 100 mph in another lane; seconds later, he saw a bright light and a plume of dust and smoke. He immediately activated his emergency lights and pulled up to the intersection where the motorcycle had collided with another vehicle. As he exited his vehicle, he heard screaming and ran towards the vehicle where he observed a baby trapped in the backseat, underneath the now deceased motorcyclist. Sgt. Musgrove eventually freed the baby and began life-saving measures.

“In moments of crisis, true heroes emerge. Sgt. Dave Musgrove’s actions exemplify the highest standards of law enforcement,” said William Alexander, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. “We are humbled and proud to honor him as our Officer of the Month for February 2024.”

The Officer of the Month Award Program is sponsored by the Police Unity Tour and recognizes federal, state, and local officers who distinguish themselves through exemplary law enforcement service and devotion to duty. —

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The first pillar of this mission, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors the names of all the 24,067 officers who have died in the line of duty to date throughout U.S. history. Additionally, NLEOMF maintains and publishes comprehensive details on the circumstances surrounding official line-of-duty deaths. The Officer Safety and Wellness pillar uses that data, coupled with best-practice program models, to produce programming directed at solutions to improve survivability and enhance wellness. NLEOMF’s third pillar, the National Law Enforcement Museum ( is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.

Mike Twiname
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