|Left to Right: Lieutenant Timothy Jungel,
Deputy Brian Matthews, and Investigator Phillip Seguin
On Thursday, December 4th the Detroit Red Wings teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to host their 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night to honor the service and sacrifice of Michigan’s law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and their families. A sell out crowd of 20,027 packed the Joe Louis Arena. This was an exciting game as the Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars with a score of 5-2.
|The Michigan State University Police Department
During a special pre-game ceremony, the Red Wings celebrated the 225th anniversary of the United States Customs Service, the oldest agency of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The Michigan State University Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors during the national anthem. Also during the pre-game ceremony, three officers from Michigan who received the 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers of the Month Award for their heroic actions and dedication to their communities were recognized. The officers are Lieutenant Timothy Jungel of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office (February), Investigator Phillip Seguin of the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office (April), and Deputy Brian Matthews of the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office (June). These officers will be honored at a special luncheon in May during the 2015 National Police Week in Washington, D.C.
Each ticket package included a commemorative Red Wings/NLEOMF branded Law Enforcement Pint Glass and the first 10,000 fans in attendance received a Pavel Datsyuk holiday ornament. A special thanks to Brent Clark, Jamie Clark, Dan Foley, Bill Hampstead, and the Detroit Red Wings Security Staff for their assistance in organizing another great event.