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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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Livonia Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation; One Life Already Saved

Livonia Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation; One Life Already Saved

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – August 30, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Livonia Police Department (LPD) to outfit its entire force of 150 officers with tourniquets and duty belt pouches.  The Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets were purchased through North American Rescue and the Tourniquet NOW! Pouches were donated by Blue ...
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Former Police Chief, Technology Veteran Gary Blair Joins Spirit of Blue Board of Directors

Former Police Chief, Technology Veteran Gary Blair Joins Spirit of Blue Board of Directors

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – July 19, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is pleased to announce that Gary Blair has joined its Board of Directors and is serving in the role of Board Chairman.  Blair has a rich blend of military, law enforcement, corporate and non-profit experience that makes him a perfect fit for this role with the Foundation.  As ...
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Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $80,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $80,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

Image Caption – Law Enforcement United (LEU) awarded the Spirit of Blue Foundation $80,000 at their 9th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony.  Presenting the donation from LEU was (left to right) Scott Humphrey, Mike Gary, David Heritage, Cory Reader and John Mapes.  Receiving the donation was Ryan T. Smith (center), Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue ...
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Central Berks Regional Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Central Berks Regional Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Image Caption – Chief Raymond Serafin of the Central Berks Regional Police Department (left) accepts the tourniquet grant from Wallace “Chad” Chadwick (right) who serves as the Executive Director of Law Enforcement United (LEU).  LEU sponsored this grant and was privileged to be able to make the presentation on behalf of Spirit of Blue. READING, PENNSYLVANIA – June 7, 2018 ...
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Chester Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Chester Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Image Caption – Chief James Nolan, IV (left) formally accepted the tourniquet grant from Spirit of Blue Executive Director Ryan T. Smith (right) at the Police Headquarters building in Chester, PA. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – May 31, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Chester Police Department (CPD) to outfit ...
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Cambridge Police Department Receives Body Armor Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Cambridge Police Department Receives Body Armor Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Image Caption – Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of Spirit of Blue (left) presented the Safety Equipment Grant of 13 ballistic vests to Chief Mark Lewis of the Cambridge Police Department (right) at the City of Cambridge Department of Public Safety Building.  Standing behind are a number of the officers who received new vests through the grant. CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND – ...
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Frank Cappo of 5.11 Tactical Joins Spirit of Blue Board

Frank Cappo of 5.11 Tactical Joins Spirit of Blue Board

Image Caption – Frank Cappo served in law enforcement for 12 years before beginning his career in public safety equipment sales.  Frank will help Spirit of Blue grow into the future through acquiring new sponsors and advising the administration of the Foundation’s Safety Grant Program. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited ...
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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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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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