The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
An Ambassador Story
I made my first trip to Washington, DC in May for the Candlelight Vigil in 2003—since then I’ve only missed one year in the 20 years I’ve been attending. The opportunity to become an Ambassador for NLEOMF gives me the privilege of spreading information about the organization and share the great resources we are able to provide to law enforcement officers and their families nationwide.
Ben Hoffman, Police Officer,
Sturbridge, MA, and NLEOMF Ambassador
Materials, Training, and Benefits
Materials and training provided to Ambassadors include:
- Custom name badge
- Discount at the NLEOMF online store
- Business card template
- Collateral materials
- Ambassador slide deck for comprehensive presentations
- Overview video of Memorial, Museum and Officer Safety and Wellness
- Instructional support from NLEOMF staff
On my first trip to Washington for National Police Week, I was deeply inspired by how extraordinarily special it was to have been a part of this amazing profession surrounded by the fellowship of those coming together to do the same, which is to never forget. I knew from that point forward that for me, I had to become involved, because simply “attending” would never be enough. As the years passed, the friendships grew and so did my involvement. I assisted to whatever extent possible during the months leading up to each year’s annual services and during the week itself. For me, the Ambassador program was simply a deeper calling to continue serving, to stay involved, and always a reminder to never forget.
Daniel Foley, (Ret) Patrolman,
Wyandotte, Michigan Police Department, and NLEOMF Ambassador
NLEOMF Ambassadors are:
- Active, former, or retired law enforcement officers from federal, state, county, city, municipal, tribal or campus law enforcement in the United States or a U.S. Territory.
- Committed to the mission and goals of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the National Law Enforcement Museum, and the Officer Safety and Wellness Program.
- Skilled at giving presentations to groups of all sizes as well as talking to individual’s one-on-one.
- Familiar with law enforcement officers within their respective department(s), other area departments, and organizations in their community.
- Active sworn or retired members of a federal, state, county, city, municipal, tribal or campus law enforcement agency.
- Willing to participate in National Police Week and Police Weekend events as needed, including, but not limited to: the Candlelight Vigil, staffing Law Enforcement Ambassador table, Police Unity Tour arrival, honor guard reception, airport escorts, Stand Watch for the Fallen, the Destination Zero Award Gala.
- Willing to attend local law enforcement related conferences, memorial ceremonies, academy presentations, community events, fundraisers and sporting events representing NLEOMF.
- Able to submit periodic photos and articles related to Ambassador Program activities intended for distribution widely.
- Available to participate in onboard training and ongoing updates.
- Able to adhere to confidentiality policy, professional standards, and duties and responsibilities as set forth from the Ambassador Steering Committee.
Ambassador Application Process
I have felt the trauma two generations removed from the sudden loss of my great grandfather killed in the line of duty. I have experienced the loss, some suddenly, of five coworkers during my career. I have been directly and intimately involved in planning funerals for four of my brothers as Commander of the Honor Guard Unit. I have attended dozens of law enforcement funerals nationwide, from New York to Texas, North Dakota to Pennsylvania, and every state in New England. My collective experience has led me to try and do right by all those who have lost a spouse, a child, a sibling, a friend, a coworker, a member of our law enforcement family. Becoming a Law Enforcement Ambassador for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was natural for me. Standing with a community in a time of loss, supporting the national memorial and museum, and passing along valuable insights on how to keep those serving alive and well was a no-brainer. It spoke to me.
Mark E. Roberts,
Connecticut State Trooper and NLEOMF Ambassador