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Dale Stockton Joins as New Chairman of Spirit of Blue

Dale Stockton Joins as New Chairman of Spirit of Blue

PORTLAND, OREGON – May 21, 2020 – Spirit of Blue is happy to announce that Dale Stockton has joined Foundation's Board of Directors and will serve in the role of Chairman.  He will be focusing his first term on engaging new corporate partnerships, expanding the Foundation’s annual membership program and exploring new program opportunities to benefit the safety of officers ...
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Kentucky State Police Trooper Saved With Granted Tourniquet From Spirit of Blue

Kentucky State Police Trooper Saved With Granted Tourniquet From Spirit of Blue

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY – February 17, 2020 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is pleased to announce its first verified save of a law enforcement officer with equipment granted through its safety grant program.  On June 11, 2019, Kentucky State Police Trooper Brad Martin was taking part in serving a warrant in Perry County, Kentucky when he was fired upon and ...
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Spirit of Blue Receives Grant Funding from Ford’s Driving Skills for Life

Spirit of Blue Receives Grant Funding from Ford’s Driving Skills for Life

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN – January 21, 2020 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that it has received a financial grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life, a signature program of the Ford Motor Company Fund.  The grant will enable Spirit of Blue to continue to administer its safety equipment and training grant program to enhance the safety ...
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Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Glendale Heights Police Department

Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Glendale Heights Police Department

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – November 5, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Glendale Heights Police Department (GHPD) to outfit their entire force of officers with lifesaving tourniquets inside of rugged duty belt cases.  The GHPD uniform policy was amended to include mandatory wear of the North American Rescue Gen7 ...
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Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

EDDYVILLE, KENTUCKY – October 8, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded the 2019 Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Safety Grant to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) to outfit the Sheriff and all deputies with lifesaving tourniquets inside of rugged duty belt cases.  The LCSO uniform policy was amended to include mandatory wear of the ...
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Spirit of Blue Grants Tourniquets to Owensboro Police Department

Spirit of Blue Grants Tourniquets to Owensboro Police Department

OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY – October 1, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Owensboro Police Department (OPD) to outfit all of their 110 officers with tourniquets and duty belt cases.  The Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquet from North American Rescue and a RIGID TQ Case with Basketweave finish from Eleven-10 has been ...
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Spirit of Blue Grants First Ballistic Vests to Scooba Police Department

Spirit of Blue Grants First Ballistic Vests to Scooba Police Department

SCOOBA, MISSISSIPPI – September 4, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Scooba Police Department (SPD) to outfit all of their 14 officers with ballistic vests.  The vests, supplied by Survival Armor, represent the first pieces of body armor the agency has issued in its 96 years of operation.  ...
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Spirit of Blue Grants Lifesaving Tourniquets to Every Manatee County Deputy

Spirit of Blue Grants Lifesaving Tourniquets to Every Manatee County Deputy

BRADENTON, FLORIDA – June 13, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to outfit its entire force of 450 deputies with tourniquets and duty belt cases.  The Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets were purchased through North American Rescue along with RIGID TQ Cases from Eleven 10.  ...
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Marshall County S.O. Receives Tactical Rifles, Tourniquets After School Shooting Response

Marshall County S.O. Receives Tactical Rifles, Tourniquets After School Shooting Response

BENTON, KENTUCKY – February 18, 2019 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in the form of six tactical rifles complete with accessories and tourniquets with duty belt holders to outfit all of the deputies with the agency.  The grant was sponsored by Law Enforcement United, ...
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To The 5th Generation

To The 5th Generation

by Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director Our family celebrated a milestone this past week when my nephew Zachary graduated from a multi-agency Academy in Nebraska.  What makes this event even more special is that when he was sworn in, he became the 10th law enforcement officer in our family, carrying our family's law enforcement service into the 5th generation. Zachary ...
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Michigan State Police Receives LMT Rifles from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

Michigan State Police Receives LMT Rifles from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

Lansing, Michigan – December 21, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded an Equipment Safety Grant to the Michigan State Police (MSP) in the form of five tactical rifles valued at a combined $12,995.  The MSP Emergency Support Team received the rifles and they will use them to assist in the conduct of their duties ...
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Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Kentucky State Police in Memory of Fallen Trooper

Spirit of Blue Awards Tourniquet Grant to Kentucky State Police in Memory of Fallen Trooper

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY – September 17, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded the Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Safety Grant to the Kentucky State Police Foundation (KSPF) to outfit all 1,000 troopers and officers of the Kentucky State Police with lifesaving tourniquets inside of rugged duty belt cases.  The KSP uniform policy was amended to ...
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OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs.

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THE NEED

Over 900,000 law enforcement officers honorably serve the population of the United States - that equates to 1 officer for every 350 citizens. On average, 125 officers are lost and another 15,000 are injured in the line of duty each year. Yet funding for safety equipment and training is dwindling as tax revenues decline. The need for supplemental funding to protect these officers has never been greater.

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