The Police Heritage Museum, Inc.
is a non-profit organization incorporated and dedicated to the preservation of police artifacts and the history of law enforcement. Financial support of the museum is through individual and corporate donations, admission charges, gift shop sales, and events sponsored by the museum. The Police Heritage Museum receives no direct financial support from any law enforcement agencies.
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ALL GAVE SOME - SOME GAVE ALL
To those who so valiantly fought in the war against crime and injustice, the Maryland Fallen Police Officers Memorial extends its eternal gratitude to those who made the supreme sacrifice, preserving equality and freedom throughout the great State of Maryland. Time will not dim the glory of your deeds. You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten."
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13
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The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1. Built the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which is visited by more than 200,000 people annually.
2. Established and now operate the Memorial Museum and Visitors Center.
3. Collected and catalogued information on more than 17,500 law enforcement fatalities.
4. Published the book, To Serve and Protect-A Tribute to American Law Enforcement.
5. Successfully lobbied for a federal law requiring all American flags to be lowered to half-staff on "Peace Officers Memorial Day" (May 15th each year).
6. Successfully lobbied for a federal law authorizing the U.S. Mint to issue 500,000 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Commemorative Silver Dollars. Approximately $1.5 million in proceeds were raised for maintenance and repair of the Memorial.
7. Created and now maintain an Internet Web Site, which includes a complete listing of all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty (www.nleomf.com).
8. Conduct an annual Candlelight Vigil attended by more than 18,000 people to honor fallen officers and to announce the Roll Call of new officer names added to the Memorial walls.
9. Successfully lobbied for a federal law (P.L. 106-492) which authorizes the building of a national law enforcement museum on federal property at Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C. Construction is expected to begin in 2007, with opening scheduled for 2009. The $80 million required to build the National Law Enforcement Museum must be raised privately; as such, the NLEOMF has embarked on A Matter of Honor: The Campaign to Build the National Law Enforcement Museum.
The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 17,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages. All who visit the ODMP will be deeply moved by the countless stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation.
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A statewide non-profit organization providing programs and services for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the state of Maryland according to Federal and State government criteria.
Our Mission - The Maryland Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors shall minister to the needs of families who have suffered the loss of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty. To extend a helping hand to stabilize their emotional, financial, and legal well being. Letting them know that others suffering the same loss can be of service to them during their periods of helplessness.
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Headquarters of the Ocean View Police Department
On September 19, 2007 the Ocean View’s new Police Building was Dedicated and placed “In Service” to the citizens of the Town of Ocean View, Delaware.
The building was named in Memory of their first and only Police line of duty death in town history. Patrolman Wallace Melson the town’s Hero, whom after all these years, they have not forgotten.
Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, spent four long years, researching and visiting approximately 50 Police and Correctional facilities to ensure he did not miss anything when planning and developing the design plans, to ensure his new station was a state of the art and secure place not only for his personnel but also for the citizens of the town. Ocean View’s new police station employs many high tech and functional designs that would make a large scale police headquarters envious. He has left no stone unturned in his planning for now and well into the future of the community.
The new station has built in room and plans for future needs of the department. The architectural design blends well with the look and feel of the community it serves. An excellent tribute to a local hero and for all of those who have served, are now serving and those who will serve as a member of the Ocean View Police Department.
Ocean View Police Department 201 Central Ave. Ocean View, DE 19970
In Memory of a Fallen Hero
K9 dies In the Line of Duty
Caro, a 5-year old German Shepherd police dog, died July 21, 2006 from complications relating to heat exposure. On that date, the K9 Officer left Caro in his cruiser with the air conditioner running while he was processing a prisoner. The officer made several checks on Caro. During the officer’s check on Caro that afternoon, he found that the cruiser’s engine had stalled, and Caro was unresponsive. Caro was rushed to the local vetrinarian, where he was pronounced deceased.
Chief McLaughlin contacted the Delaware State Police, who launched an investigation into the Caro’s death. At the same time, Chief McLaughlin launched an internal investigation. Both investigations returned results that Caro’s death was accidental.
At the time, the Ocean View Police were using a temporary barracks while their new station was being constructed. Due to their not being any kennels inside, or outside, Caro had to be kept in the cruiser with the A/C on, which was more comfortable for Caro. In addition, with narcotics evidence being stored inside the barracks, continuous exposure would have desensitized Caro’s ability to properly search
Caro will be missed by everyone at the Ocean View Police Department, and the community. During his three years on the force in Ocean View, Caro had been used for searching for illegal drugs, tracking criminals, and assisting to find lost children and alzheimer’s patients. Caro’s presence made the Ocean View community feel safe, knowing that his presence deterred drug dealers and other criminals from staying in the Ocean View area.
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Offering a wide selection of models including Road Champs, Maisto, Cararama, Gearbox and First Response Replicas. Gene founded his company in 1996 and has consistently produced excellent authentic looking police car models. Along with Dan Coviello of Pocket Cruisers in North Carolina they strives to maintain correct paint schemes and use professional water slide decals on all custom built vehicles police vehicles and at reasonable prices. All of the custom built cars are 1:43 scale or the approximate.
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BALTIMORE POLICE Web Site: http://www.baltimorepolice.org
All money goes directly toward improvement and maintenance of our own
Baltimore Police Memorial, located at Fayette and President Streets
(The Shot Tower Plaza)
BALTIMORE POLICE MEMORIAL FUND
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Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Copies of: Your Baltimore Police Department Class Photo, Pictures of our Officers, Vehicles, Equipment, Newspaper Articles relating to our department and or officers, Old Departmental Newsletters, Lookouts, Wanted Posters, and or Brochures. Information on Deceased Officers and anything that may help Preserve the History and Proud Traditions of this agency. Please contact Retired Detective Kenny Driscoll.
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What Are Policemen Made Of?
By Paul Harvey
Don't credit me with the mongrel prose: it has many parents-at least 420,000 of them: Policemen.
A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are "new". What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.
Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!
What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "fuzz" to his back
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's flirting;if not, he's a grouch.
He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.
But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.
A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.
A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.
But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.
And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.
Now That You’re a
Baltimore Police Angel
I didn’t have time to say I love you
I didn’t have time to say how much I cared
I didn’t have time to tell you how proud I was
I didn’t have time to show you, how I really felt
I didn’t have time to say I’m sorry
I didn’t have time to hold you one last time
The day you where taken away from me
Has left me helpless...hurting..., oh what can i do!
My hands are tied, I can’t fly
I wanna reach for the sky
To feel your soul, one more time
My hands are tied, I can’t fly
What do I do, where do I go,
I miss you so much, I feel empty inside
I can’t let go, my heart won’t die
My hands are tied, I can’t fly
I didn’t have time to sew up, those deepest wounds
I didn’t have time to give us another chance
You being swept away like a leaf in the park,
Has left me, helpless, hurting....oh what can I do...!
If I only I Had Another Chance,
If Only I knew you’d be leaving so fast
The hardest thing for me you know....
Is that I didn’t have time, no I didn’t have time, no I didn’t have time
to say Goodbye........GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!
You're looking at me, saying it’s all right, but I can’t hear
POLICE BURIAL RITUAL
“We come to pay our last respects to the member of the Baltimore Police Department who has answered his last call on earth. He has gone out on his last assignment of duty. He has been promoted to a BLUE ANGEL and we gather to honor his memory. We shall never be the same because we have known him and we are affected by everyone whom he know. So, because we have known and because he has served in the dangerous, and the enforcement of law, as fellow police officers, we take time amid the busy rush of this world to stand quietly for these moments and express the sadness in our hearts and by our presence here, show our real sense of loss and our determination that he shall not be forgotten.
We gather here to salute as a real Officer and a real Gentleman, this comrade of our, who has left us. We petition the King of Kings, to write all his faults in the sand so that the wind can blow them away.
Let us pray: Our Father, we Pray that in this hour of our need, thou shall be very near. May thy blessing of helpfulness be with everyone that mourns. Hold in the arms of Your Infinite love, the relatives and family of our departed comrade and as we are reminded by this occasion of the shortness of life and the need for our doing now that which we are to do, we ask that Thou wilt help us to be better men and officers. May Thou blessing surround and keep us all. AMEN
And now, would every police officer stand at attention in silence for a moment as we salute once more, and for the last time, this departed member of our agency.
Don’t grieve for me, I served Baltimore well,
I loved the job, more than you could tell,
I am now disabled, but still in my departmental blue,
I gave my leg(s) in the line of duty for you,
I wore my badge with honor every day,
To keep the citizens of Baltimore safe and out of harm's way,
So when you see a BALTIMORE POLICE Badgeworn with pride,
Remember their comrades and friends that have died
May their Memory be Eternal and never Extinguished
How to Dispose of Old Police Items
If you come into possession of Police items from an Estate or Death of a Police Officer Family Member and do not know how to properly dispose of these items please contact: Retired Detective Ken Driscoll
Please dispose of POLICE Items: Badges, Guns, Uniforms, Documents, PROPERLY so they won’t be used IMPROPERLY.