Memorial Fund and MAGLITE® Present Hero Award to Outside the Wire in Blue Authors on Thursday, August 22

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with MAGLITE, will present a Hero Award to authors David Shearman and James “JT” Taman on behalf of all of those who served in the Law Enforcement Professionals Program, including five who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 22 at 10 am at the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department Headquarters.

In addition to co-authoring the book, Outside the Wire in Blue, retired American police officers, Shearman and Taman volunteered to deploy to Iraq to participate in the highly successful but little known U.S. Department of Defense civilian law enforcement advisory program. The Law Enforcement Professionals Program (LEP-P) partnered law enforcement professionals with the U.S. Department of Defense, using their law enforcement skills to enhance military operations overseas.

“The contributions of Mr. Shearman and Mr. Taman to further the professional development and scope of law enforcement are invaluable both to the law enforcement community and the safety of our nation,“ said Memorial Fund  CEO Marcia C. Ferranto. “Their teamwork and partnership with our U.S. military make them especially worthy of a Hero Award.”

Using their law enforcement investigative skills, Shearman and Taman’s programs were implemented in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their efforts made a positive impact on finding and neutralizing threats to U.S. troops overseas and the safety of all U.S. citizens.

“Maglite is extremely supportive of the police officers who risk their lives every day for our safety and will always have their back,” Said Tony Maglica Founder and CEO.  “We are proud to partner in this program with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and give back in this way to honor those who serve and protect.”

The book, Outside the Wire in Blue, is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble online.

Who: David Shearman and James “JT” Taman, authors of Outside the Wire in Blue
What: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in partnership with MAGLITE® present a Hero Award to David Shearman and James “JT” Taman
When: Thursday, August 22 at 10 am
Where: St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department Headquarters
1301 1st Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL  33705

Media is invited to attend. To RSVP, please contact Robyn Small at 202-737-8524 or Lou Desmond at 951-258-6466.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has opened the new National Law Enforcement Museum, which tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit LawMemorial.org.

Robyn Small
rsmall@nleomf.org
(202) 737-8524

Lou Desmond
Lou@dandlpr.com
(951) 258-6466