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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Equipment Grant From The Spirit of Blue

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Equipment Grant From The Spirit of Blue

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – October 21, 2015 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for the purchase of 100 Individual Patrol Officer Trauma Kits (IPOK), valued at $4,497.00. The kits will allow deputies to provide immediate self-care if injured while on patrol or in ...
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Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $20,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $20,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – June 6, 2016 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to report that it has received a $20,000 cash donation from the National Board of Law Enforcement United (LEU). The gift was presented to the Spirit of Blue at LEU’s 7th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony held this year at the United States ...
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Spirit of Blue at National Police Week 2015

Spirit of Blue at National Police Week 2015

Spirit of Blue will be returning for a second year of activities during National Police Week in Washington, DC. Along for the ride will be friends of the Foundation, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, who will be bringing along their Krispy Kreme Cruiser to hand out thousands of doughnuts and prizes to those attending events throughout the week. Here is a list ...
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Rochester Police Department Received Safety Grant

Rochester Police Department Received Safety Grant

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – April 13, 2015 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Rochester Police Department (RPD) for the purchase of 8 ballistic vests, valued at $10,440. Funding for the grant was provided by a generous gift from the Rochester Lancers who raised funds at their December 27th ...
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Gainesville Police Department Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation and Dunkin’ Donuts

Gainesville Police Department Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation and Dunkin’ Donuts

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – February 26, 2015 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Training Grant to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) to obtain valuable Police/Youth Dialogue training. The focus of this training is on building understanding and cooperation between the city’s minority youth and the 302 police officers who serve the Gainesville community ...
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Kane County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

Kane County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS – September 23, 2014 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Grant to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to acquire an explosives detection K9. The new dog will replace veteran K9 Gino when he retires at the end of the year and will be trained in explosive detection, tracking ...
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Spirit of Blue Presents Grant to Franklin Police Department on Grand Ole Opry Stage

Spirit of Blue Presents Grant to Franklin Police Department on Grand Ole Opry Stage

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - August 27, 2014 - The Spirit of Blue Foundation took a rare opportunity to present its latest Safety Equipment Grant to the Franklin Police Department on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Country music star Craig Morgan led the Opry and its guests in honoring law enforcement officers at a recent show and invited the Spirit ...
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Craig Morgan to Represent Spirit of Blue Foundation as Celebrity Spokesperson

Craig Morgan to Represent Spirit of Blue Foundation as Celebrity Spokesperson

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – July 10, 2014 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is proud to announce that country music star Craig Morgan has been named its national celebrity spokesperson. In that capacity, Craig Morgan will appear in a new public service announcement, perform and speak at select events across the country and will spread the word about Spirit of Blue’s ...
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National Police Week Re-Cap

National Police Week Re-Cap

2014 was the first year that Spirit of Blue was officially represented in the Washington, D.C. area for National Police Week, but that didn’t stop the Foundation from making a huge impact. Spirit of Blue brought along their newest Corporate Sponsor, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and their Krispy Kreme Cruiser , to show appreciation for local agencies that support the National ...
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National Police Week Events

National Police Week Events

National Police Week Events - Spirit of Blue has partnered with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to honor law enforcement in the Washington, D.C. metro area May 11-13, 2014. All events feature an appearance by the Krispy Kreme Cruiser. Sunday, May 11th What: Law Enforcement Appreciation Event for the US Park Police When: 1pm – 3pm Where: US Park Police Headquarters, 1100 ...
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Image Caption - Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation (left), presents the $10,000 Safety Equipment Grant to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey (right) during the formal grant presentation at the department’s 35th District Headquarters on March 21, 2014.

Philadelphia Police Department Receives Safety Equipment Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – March 31, 2014 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $10,000 Safety Equipment Grant to the Philadelphia Police Department for the purchase of at least 24 ballistic vests. The grant was given in memory of fallen Officer Charles E. Cassidy who was killed in the line of duty while attempting to ...
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Knox County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Equipment Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Receives Safety Equipment Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – March 24, 2014 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to outfit their officers with tactical emergency medical supplies. The grant provides 100 Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T) and 125 Tourniquet NOW! Straps for use by officers in the event of a ...
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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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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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