Grant Recipients

The primary purpose of the Spirit of Blue Foundation is to raise funds for our Safety Grant Program, providing law enforcement agencies nationwide the critically needed safety equipment, training and other resources they can’t otherwise afford.  The grant awards themselves come in many forms, but have one common thread – they are truly valuable in keeping officers safe as they conduct their work.

The grant consideration process takes into account an agency’s officer safety need, their ability to utilize the granted equipment or training and their funding situation.  In order to be considered for future grants, agencies can enroll for consideration on our Grant Enrollment page.

Download full listing of grant recipients:  Grant Award History

HIGHLIGHTED GRANT RECIPIENTS

Alhambra Police Department | Alhambra, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Alhambra Police Department received two Survival Armor K9 ballistic vests for K9’s Otis and Doggo, along with an AceK9 Hot-n-Pop Heat Alarm System with door popper to outfit their newest K9 vehicle.  The grant was valued at $5,397.

Beverly Hills Police Department | Beverly Hills, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Beverly Hills Police Department received 5 sets of RexSpecs K9 Ear Muffs to protect their police working dogs’ hearing while training with their handlers at the firing range, during helicopter operations and on SWAT call-outs.  The grant was valued at $446.

Chino Police Department | Chino, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Chino Police Department received funding to complete their new K9 training field with the installation of chain link fencing.  This field provides their K9 handlers a safe and controllable space to train their police working dog partners and is routinely opened up for us by other agencies in the Inland Empire.  The grant was valued at $3,295.

La Verne Police Department | La Verne, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The La Verne Police Department received 1 Survival Armor K9 ballistic vests for their tracking dog, K9 Tupelo, along with RexSpec goggles and hearing protection.  The grant was valued at $2,082.

Garden Grove Police Department | Garden Grove, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Garden Grove Police Department received 2 sets of  RexSpecs K9 Ear Muffs to protect their police working dogs’ hearing while training with their handlers at the firing range, during helicopter operations and on SWAT call-outs.  The grant was valued at $198.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Office | Riverside, CA
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office received funding to purchase and train a new police working dog, K9 Owney.  The agency was selected in recognition of their fallen K9 Rudy, who was killed in the line of duty earlier in the year as he protected deputies trying to apprehend an armed felon.  The grant was valued at $20,000.

Palisade Police Department | Palisade, CO
Awarded: 2023
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Palisade Police Department received 12 Guardian Angel Elite Series Red/Blue wearable lighting devices with an additional jaw clip mount each for their officers.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $1,564.

Oneonta Police Department | Oneonta, AL
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Oneonta Police Department received 25 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Strap/Epaulet Mounts to outfit their officers.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional mounts.  The grant was valued at $3,046.65.

Inland Empire Police Canine Assoc. | Chino, CA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Inland Empire Police Canine Association received funding for a Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) Training course from Veterinary Tactical Group for 16 handlers.  Each handle also received a trauma kit for the treatment of their K9 partners.  The grant was valued at $10,640.

Palm Springs Police Department | Palm Springs, CA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Palm Springs Police Department received an emotional support dog named Finley (Labrador/Golden Retriever mix) who resides at their headquarters continuously.  K9 Finley was trained by Guide Dogs for the Desert and Dr. Coby Webb.  The grant was valued at $3,500.

Porterville Police Department | Porterville, CA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Porterville Police Department received two K9 Level II ballistic vests from Survival Armor for K9’s Enzo and Neith.  The grant was valued at $3,835.

Cripple Creek County Sheriff’s Office | Cripple Creek, CO
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Cripple Creek Sheriff’s Office received nine C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue along with RIGID TQ Cases with Basketweave finish from Eleven 10 to outfit their deputies.  The grant was valued at $657.

Flowery Branch Police Department | Flowery Branch, GA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Flowery Branch Police Department received 20 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American along with RIGID TQ Cases with Matte Black finish from Eleven 10 to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $1,449.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office | Cumming, GA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received 25 Walker Electronic Hearing Protection headsets for use at their firing range to protect deputies’ hearing while allowing them to communicate effectively on the firing line.  The grant was valued at $1,824.

Glenwood Police Department | Glenwood, IA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Glenwood Police Department received 11 Guardian Angel Elite Series Red/Blue personal lighting devices with an assortment of additional mounts for their officers.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $1,638.

Calloway County Sheriff’s Office | Murray, KY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office received 20 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Universal mounts for their deputies.  This grant was given immediately following severe tornados that struck their community.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $2,281.

Graves County Sheriff’s Office | Mayfield, KY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office received 16 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Universal mounts for their deputies.  This grant was given immediately following severe tornados that struck their community.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $1,828.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office | Benton, KY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office received 18 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Universal mounts for their deputies.  This grant was given immediately following severe tornados that struck their community.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $2,051.

Prestonsburg Police Department | Prestonsburg, KY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Prestonsburg Police Department received one Armourer’s Choice Patroller Level III ballistic shield, six Safariland plate armor carriers with front and rear Armourer’s Choice Level III plates and 21 pairs of Hatch puncture proof gloves.  This agency was recognized with the 2022 Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant and was selected in recognition of two of their officers who were killed in the line of duty earlier that year.  The grant was presented in person by Trooper Ponder’s mother, Brenda Tiffany, and was valued at $16,175.

Scott County Sheriff’s Office | Georgetown, KY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received 27 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Strap/Epaulet mounts for their deputies.  This grant was given immediately following severe tornados that struck their community.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was valued at $3,266.46.

Waterville Police Department | Waterville, ME
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Jeffrey S. Parola Foundation

The Waterville Police Department received one large training mat, 10 ASP Baton training kits and eight Macho Dyna sparring kits to assist their officers conduct in-house mechanics of arrest, restraint, and control training.  They also received 32 North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets along with Eleven 10 RIGID TQ Cases for their officers. This grant was designated as the  2022 Trooper Jeffrey S. Parola Memorial Grant.  The grant was presented in person by Trooper Parola’s parents, younger brother and nephew and was valued at $6,953.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office | Chillicothe, MO
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received one Armourer’s Choice Patroller Level IIIA ballistic shield for use by their officers.  The grant was valued at $2,765.

Guntown Police Department | Guntown, MS
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement, Guardian Angel Devices

The Guntown Police Department received eight Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with additional Universal mounts for their officers.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was presented in person by SOLE Board Member, Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland of Mossy Oak, and was valued at $1,008.

Montana Law Enforcement Academy | Helena, MT
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy trained 59 law enforcement officers in 2022 from agencies who did not issue tourniquets.  Each graduate was granted a North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquet and their choice of a Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouch or Eleven 10 RIGID TQ Case for wear on their uniform.  The grant was valued at $4,733.

Elmira Police Department | Elmira, NY
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Elmira Police Department received 71 North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets along with Eleven 10 RIGID TQ Cases for their officers.  The grant was valued at $5,132.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office | Findlay, OH
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office received one Boyd Compact Level III ballistic shield for us by their agency’s tactical team.  The grant was valued at $2,109.

Madison Township Police Department | Madison Township, OH
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Madison Township Police Department received 16 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue personal lighting devices with an assortment of additional mounts for their officers.  Guardian Angel Devices donated the additional accessories.  The grant was presented in person by Spirit of Blue Board Chairman Emeritus, Gary Blair, at the department’s 50th Anniversary celebration and was valued at $1,972.

Albany Police Department | Albany, OR
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Albany Police Department received 63 Eleven 10 RIGID TQ Cases to allow their officers to wear their department issued tourniquets as part of their uniform.  The grant was presented in person by LEU Members Kristie Kilcullen, surviving spouse of fallen Eugene (OR) Police Department Officer Christopher Kilcullen, and Lt. Jen Bills (ret.) who was a co-worker of Officer Kilcullen.  The grant was valued at $2,717.

Cottage Grove Police Department | Cottage Grove, OR
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Cottage Grove Police Department received three Survival Armor Plexus IIIA ballistic vests with Salem Front-Zip outer carriers to replace vests that had expired.  The grant was presented in person by LEU Member Kristie Kilcullen, surviving spouse of fallen Eugene (OR) Police Department Officer Christopher Kilcullen and was valued at $6,666.

Sandy Police Department | Sandy Oregon
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Sandy Police Department received one Armourer’s Choice Patroller Level IIIA+ ballistic shield for us by their officers.  The grant was valued at $2,180.

Puerto Rico Police Department | San Juan, PR
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Walmart Puerto Rico, Blue Force Gear

The Puerto Rico Police Department received 550 North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets along with 550 Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches.  Additionally, they were granted 138 North American Rescue trauma kits.  The grant was valued at $50,226.

Monterey Police Department | Monterey, TN
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Safariland, Blue Force Gear

The Monterey Police Department received 5 Safariland M2 Rifle Plate Carriers, 5 pairs of Armourer’s Choice Level III+ hard armor plates and 15 North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets with Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches.  The grant was valued at $12,860.

Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife | Uvalde, TX
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue

The Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, Region 2 District 5 received 11 North American Rescue Reflex trauma kits to outfit their game wardens.  The grant was valued at $2,933.

West Bountiful Police Department | West Bountiful, UT
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue

The West Bountiful Police Department received 11 North American Rescue trauma kits to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $1,019.

Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office | Lexington, VA
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office received 33 Guardian Angel Elite Series Blue/Blue/IR personal lighting devices with an Universal mounts for their deputies.  The grant was presented at one of the stops of the LEU Road to Hope Memorial Ride and was valued at $4,974.

Brandon Police Department | Brandon, VT
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Brandon Police Department received nine North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets along with Eleven 10 RIGID TQ Cases to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $659.

Greenfield Police Department | Greenfield, WI
Awarded: 2022
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Greenfield Police Department received 64 Guardian Angel personal lighting devices with Red/Blue strobe along with additional Universal Mounts.  The grant was valued at $4,159.

Beaumont Police Department | Beaumont, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Beaumont Police Department received one Survival Armor Plexus II K9 ballistic vest for their newest dog, K9 Mila.  The grant was valued at $1,885.

Redlands Police Department | Redlands, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Redlands Police Department received one Survival Armor Plexus II K9 ballistic vest for K9 Jake.  The grant  was valued at $1,885.

Santa Ana Police Department | Santa Ana, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Santa Ana Police Department received one AceK9 Heat Alarm Pro heat alarm system.  The alarm is designed to alert the handler in the event the temperature in the car reaches unsafe levels for the dog.  The grant was valued at $839.

Chino Police Department | Chino, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Chino (CA) Police Department received 3 Survival Armor Plexus II K9 ballistic vests for their K9’s Cyra, Kobra and Malina. These new vests replaced older vests that had expired.  The grant was valued at $5,655.

Orange County Police Canine Assoc. | Anaheim, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Orange County Police Canine Association received funding for a Tactical Canine Casualty Care training course put on by Veterinary Tactical Group. 21 Officers and deputies from 7 agencies attended the training and each received a trauma kit for their dog upon completing the course.  The grant was valued at $16,625.

Riverside Police Department | Riverside, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The Riverside Police Department received a single AceK9 K9 Heat Alarm System to outfit one of their K9 patrol cars and two Survival Armor Level II ballistic vests for K9’s Vigo and Ruger.  The grant was valued at 4,609.00.

Grass Valley Police Department | Grass Valley, CA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Grass Valley Police Department received 25 Guardian Angel personal lighting devices to outfit all of their officers, along with a set of Universal Clip Mounts to accompany each unit.  The grant was valued at $2,853.97.

Wildwood Police Department | Wildwood, FL
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Wildwood Police Department received 7 Safariland M2 concealable vest carriers with Hardwire Level IIIA ballistic inserts. These vests replaced some vests that had expired, with at least three vests going to newly hired officers.  The grant was valued at $13,090.

Bellevue Police Department | Bellevue, IA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement

The Bellevue Police Department received 10 Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue along with RIGID cases from Eleven 10 to be worn as part of their uniform.  The grant was valued at $708.80.

Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office | New Hampton, IA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, EOTech

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office received 10 EOTech EXPS-2 Holographic Weapon Sights with green reticles and 10 North American Rescue CAT Tourniquets along with 10 Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet Cases for wear on their uniforms. The grant was valued at $7,960.80.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office | Maquoketa, IA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received 11 North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets and a RIGID Tourniquet Cases from Eleven-10 allowing them to outfit all of their deputies. The grant was valued at $781.78.

Northern Illinois Univ. Police Department | DeKalb, IL
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Northern Illinois University Police Department received 38 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and RIGID TQ Cases from Eleven 10 to outfit all of their officers.  The grant was valued at $2,674.24.

Cadiz Police Department | Cadiz, KY
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, EOTech

The Cadiz Police Department received 9 EOTech XPS2-0 Holographic Weapon Sights and 9 customized trauma kits designed by North American Rescue.  This agency was recognized with the 2021 Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant because it was one of the agencies that Cameron worked alongside as a Kentucky State Trooper before he was killed in the line of duty in 2015.  The grant was valued at $5,896.

Middlesboro Police Department | Middlesboro, KY
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Middlesboro Police Department received 30 North American Rescue CAT Tourniquets along with 30 Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet Cases for wear on their uniforms.  The grant was valued at $2,111.40.

MD Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services | Annapolis, MD
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services received 250 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and RIGID TQ Cases from Eleven 10 to outfit selected correctional officers throughout their facility security, prisoner transport, and K9 teams. The grant was valued at $17,495.

Maine State Police | Augusta, ME
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Parola & Raymond Families, Law Enforcement United

The Maine State Police Tactical Team received one Elbit Night Vision Binocular with Wilcox helmet mount, supplied by Night Fighter Tactical.  This grant served as the 2021 Trooper Jeffrey S. Parola Memorial Grant.  The grant was valued at $13,000.

Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office | Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office received one Survival Armor Plexus Level II K9 Ballistic Vest for the protection of K9 Sccy (pronounced “sky”). The grant funds were raised with members of the credit union and was valued at $1,905.

Montana Law Enforcement Academy | Helena, MT
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Blue Force Gear

Spirit of Blue supported two classes of graduates in 2021, granting 42 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and an assortment of Eleven 10 RIGID Cases and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches (matched to their uniform preferences). The combined grants were valued at $2,916.44.

Kannapolis Police Department | Kannapolis, NC
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Kannapolis Police Department Special Response Team received a year’s worth of sustainment training provided by Norse Tactical, integrating new tactics and sharpening the teams capability to respond a range of threats in the course of their duty.  The grant was valued at $10,000.

Belmont Police Department | Belmont, NH
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Belmont Police Department received a pair of Entry II Level IIIA ballistic shields with viewports and 1,000 lumen Fox Fury LED lights from Safariland. The grant was was valued at $8,390.

Fair Lawn Police Department | Fair Lawn, NJ
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Fair Lawn Police Department received a Safariland Entry II Level IIIA Ballistic Shield w/ LED Lights. The shield is designed to protect officers on critical incidents as they confront armed subjects.  The grant was valued at $4,095.

West Orange Police Department | West Orange, NJ
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The West Orange Police Department was awarded 90 Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet Cases to allow their officers to wear their department purchased tourniquets as part of their uniform.  The grant was valued at $3,657.89.

Dexter Police Department | Dexter, NM
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement

The Dexter Police Department received 5 Phoenix Level II ballistic vests with overt MOLLE outer carriers to replace expired body armor for their officers. The grant was valued at $9,966.

Beavercreek Police Department | Beavercreek, OH
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Beavercreek Police Department received 51 North American Rescue CAT Tourniquets along with Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet Cases for wear on their uniforms. The grant was valued at $3,586.98.

Bucyrus Police Department | Bucyrus, OH
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Blue Force Gear

The Bucyrus Police Department received 30 CAT Tourniquets from North American Rescue along with 20 RIGID Tourniquet Cases from Eleven 10 and another 10 Tourniquet NOW! pouches from Blue Force Gear who donated their product.  The grant was valued at $2,054.70.

Atoka Police Department | Atoka, OK
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, OtterBox, the Ford Motor Company Fund

The Atoka Police Department was awarded 14 Samsung A71 5G smart phones to augment their capability, expanding their access to safety information and improving communication reliability.  OtterBox generously donated Commuter Lite cases and Alpha Glass screen protectors to extend the life of the devices. The grant was valued at $9,587.84.

Bartlesville Police Department | Bartlesville, OK
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Bartlesville Police Department received 66 Guardian Angel Devices with Red/Blue strobes and Universal Mounts. These devices help officers work hands free at night and to be more visible on traffic stops and other details outside of their vehicles. The grant was valued at $7,506.68.

Puerto Rico Police Department | San Juan, PR
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Walmart Puerto Rico, Blue Force Gear, Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, the Ford Motor Company Fund and SOLE
Media: Video

The Puerto Rico Police Department received 235 C-A-T Tourniquets purchased from North American Rescue and an equal number of Tourniquet NOW! Pouches donated by Blue Force Gear, along with an additional 50 custom trauma kits purchased from North American Rescue.  This was the first Spirit of Blue grant awarded to a US Territory and was valued at $20,572.

SC Dept. of Natural Resources | Columbia, SC
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Renee & Gordon Graham Foundation

The SCDNR received eight K9 Handler Trauma Kits (IFAK’s) from North American Rescue and a corresponding number of K9 Resuscitation kits sized specifically to each K9 serving with the DNR.  Additionally, handlers received a one-day trauma training course donated by the KILO-9 Foundation and Dr. Rob Presley.  The grant was valued at $4,708.97.

Nueces County Constables Office, Pct. 4 | Port Aransas, TX
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices

The Nueces County (TX) Constables Office, Precinct 4, received 8 Guardian Angel personal lighting devices to aid them in working hands-free in low or no light conditions and making them more visible in certain situations while working outside of their vehicles.  The grant was valued at $894.84.

College Station Police Department | College Station, TX
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Guardian Angel Devices, the Ford Motor Company Fund and Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement
Media:  Video

The College Station (TX) Police Department received 153 Guardian Angel Devices Elite Series personal lighting devices to be worn by uniform officers during patrol and while on details.  In particular, CSPD was interested in having these devices issued to their officers while working traffic details surrounding Texas A&M sporting events in their community.  The grant was valued at $16,952.

Luray Police Department | Luray, VA
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The Luray Police Department received 14 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and RIGID TQ Cases from Eleven 10 to outfit all of their officers. The grant was valued at $986.72.

Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy | Cheyenne, WY
Awarded: 2021
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement

Spirit of Blue supported 6 graduates of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy with Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and RIGID TQ Cases from Eleven 10.  The grant was valued at $419.88.

Oceanside Police Department | Oceanside, CA
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Oceanside Police Officers Association, North American Rescue, Blue Force Gear

OPD received 250 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches to outfit their officers.  A portion of the funds were raised by members of the community through a GoFundMe page.  The grant was valued at $10,498.88.

Univ. of Tennessee – Knoxville Police Department | Knoxville, TN
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

UTKPD received 60 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $4,214.20.

Central City Police Department | Central City, KY
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Blue Force Gear

CCPD was selected as the 2020 Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant recipient and received 12 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  Additionally they received 12 pair of Hatch Neoprene Puncture Proof gloves.  The grant was valued at $1,387.64.

Bay Minette Police Department | Bay Minette, AL
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, OtterBox

BMPD received 20 Samsung Galaxy A51 5G smart phones and 20 OtterBox Symmetry protective phone cases to enhance communications and technology access for their officers.  T-Mobile provided 10 years of unlimited talk, text and data through their Connected Heroes program (not included in value).  The grant was valued at $11,998.80.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office | Stillwater, MN
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, WileyX

WCSO received 120 wooden batons and belt holders to outfit their deputies assigned to crowd control duties.  Additionally, they received 25 pairs of WileyX Saber advanced clear lenses with PTX laser emission protective lense-inserts to block harmful laser beams when directed at their eyes by rioters.  The grant was valued at $10,574.

Haines Borough Police Department | Haines Borough, AK
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Safariland

HBPD received a single Protech Intruder G2 Level IIIA ballistic shield with LED light package for us on critical incident responses and warrant services.  The grant was valued at $4,412.47.

Wyoming Highway Patrol | Cheyenne, WY
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

WHP received 208 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID tourniquet cases to outfit their troopers and officers.  The grant was valued at $1,911.42.

AL Historic Ironworks Commission PD | McCalla, AL
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

ALHICPD received 7 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $497.79.

Rolla Police Department | Rolla, ND
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Survival Armor

RPD received 4 individually tailored Survival Armor MOLLE-RAID front zip outer carriers with Phoenix Level II ballistic inserts for the protection of their officers.  The grant was valued at $7,156.

Atchison County Sheriff’s Office | Atchison, KS
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue

ACSO received 14 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets to outfit their deputies.  They had previously purchased tourniquet holders, but their budget didn’t allow for them to purchase the actual tourniquets.  The grant was valued at $427.86.

Montana Law Enforcement Academy | Helena, MT
Awarded: 2020
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10, Blue Force Gear

Officers and deputies from 13 different agencies graduating from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy received 30 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and an assortment of Eleven 10 RIGID and Blue Force Gear tourniquet holders.  The grant was valued at $2,071.12.

Dexter Police Department | Dexter, ME
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, National Police Dog Foundation, North American Rescue, Blue Force Gear

DPD was selected as the 2019 Trooper Jeffrey S. Parola Memorial Grant recipient and received 10 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches to outfit their officers.  Additionally they received a K9 vehicle heat alarm system for the welfare of their K9 police working dog.  The grant was valued at $1,911.42.

Seattle Police Department | Seattle, WA
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: LMT Defense

SPD received 5 fully-automatic LMT Defense CQB10-MARS-LA carbines with MLOK handguards and 10.5″ barrels chambered in .223 REM/5.56mm.  The rifles were placed into service with the SWAT Team for use on activations and high risk operations in the city.  The grant was valued at $13,780.50.

Glendale Heights Police Department | Glendale Heights, IL
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

GHPD received 54 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  The grant was valued at $3,787.01.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office | Eddyville, KY
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

LCSO was selected as the 2019 Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant recipient and received 10 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet cases to outfit their deputies.  The grant was valued at $7,969.70.

Owensboro Police Department | Owensboro, KY
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

OPD received 110 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  OPD used one of the granted tourniquets to perform a successful community save in early 2020.  The grant was valued at $7,969.70.

Brigantine Police Department | Brigantine, NJ
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

BPD received 2 Safariland Protech Intruder G2 Level IIIA ballistic shields with LED light packages.  The shields are designed to protect officers against rifle level ballistic threats on critical incident calls and or while serving warrants.  The grant was valued at $8,025.40.

Bloomfield Police Department | Bloomfield, NM
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

BPD received 20 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet cases to outfit their officers.  BPD used one of the granted tourniquets to perform a successful community save in the summer of 2020.   The grant was valued at $1,408.60.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office | Bunnell, FL
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, PowerFlare

FCSO received 15 PowerFlare 8-Unit Cone Kits to outfit their traffic deputies with enhanced traffic control devices and awareness capabilities.  The grant was valued at $10,290.30.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office | Bradenton, FL
Awarded: 2019
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10

MCSO received 450 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Eleven 10 RIGID Tourniquet cases to outfit their deputies.  The grant was valued at $31,642.68.

Michigan State Police | Lansing, MI
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: LMT Defense

MSP received 5 fully automatic LMT Defense CQB10-MARS-LA carbines with 10.5″ barrels chambered in .223 REM/5.56mm.  The rifles were placed into service with the Tactical Team for use on activations and high risk operations in the state.  The grant was valued at $12,995.

Scooba Police Department | Scooba, MS
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, Survival Armor, Blue Force Gear

SPD received 14 concealable Survival Armor Plexus Level II ballistic vests, alnog with 14 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches to outfit their officers.  In the 96 year history of this department they had never before had issued body armor.  The grant was valued at $23,420.22.

Pine Bluff Police Department | Pine Bluff, AR
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue

PBPD received 128 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouches.  This provided one tourniquet for each of their officers.  The grant was valued at $7,598.20.

Murray Police Department | Murray, KY
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Blue Force Gear

MPD received 40 North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquet and Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! PouchThe grant was valued at $12,995.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office | Benton, KY
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, LMT Defense, Blue Force Gear, Magpul Industries

MCSO received six LMT Defense SPM-10 tactical rifles with Aimpoint PRO red-dot sights, Blue Force Gear VCAS Slings and Ten-Speed Chest Rigs, and Magpul PMAG’s and MBUS back up sights.  Additionally, each deputy received a North American Rescue Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquet and a Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Pouch.  The grant was valued at $16,438.

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Kentucky State Police | Frankfort, KY
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United, North American Rescue, Eleven 10, SOLE

The Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant included 1,000 Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets and 1,000 RIGID TQ Cases with High Gloss and ShieldShield attachments.  These will be provided to all Troopers and Officers of the Kentucky State Police and is valued at $83,970.

Central Berks Regional Police Department | Reading, PA
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The CBRPD received 20 Gen7 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue along with duty belt holders from Blue Force Gear so that each of their officers can wear them while on duty.  Additionally, 15 IPOK trauma kits from North American Rescue were granted to outfit each patrol car in their fleet.  The grant was valued at $2,609.

Cambridge Police Department | Cambridge, MD
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The CPD received 13 Survival Armor Plexus II ballistic vests to replace body armor that had expired.  Each vest came with a spare outer carrier and a soft trauma pack to help absorb ballistic energy and is tested to withstand impacts from a range of Special Threat rounds that are known to be used against law enforcement.  The grant was valued at $20,969.

Chester Police Department | Chester, PA
Awarded: 2018
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The CPD received 37 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue to outfit all of their sworn officers.  Their officers have already performed two documented Community Saves with the equipment.  The grant was valued at $1,122.

Dickson County Sheriff’s Office | Charlotte, TN
Awarded: 2017
Grant Sponsor: Law Enforcement United

The DCSO received 70 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue and 70 duty belt holders from Blue Force Gear so their patrol division and reserve deputies would be outfitted with this potentially life-saving medical equipment.  The grant was valued at $4,239.

Longmeadow Police Department | Longmeadow, MA
Awarded: 2017
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

The Longmeadow PD received a high-definition Panasonic iPro Security Camera System which they installed at one of their town’s properties to monitor high volume foot traffic and the adjoining parking area to alert them to criminal activity and to create evidence in such cases.  The grant was valued at $3,480.

Tipton County Sheriff’s Office | Tipton, IN
Awarded: 2017
Grant Sponsor: Planet Dog Foundation

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office received $3,000 for the final training phase for K9 Nelson in tracking, apprehension and narcotics detection. K9 Nelson hit on the presence of narcotics during a vehicle stop on his very first shift, leading to a possession arrest.

Leicester Police Department | Leicester, MA
Awarded: 2017
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

The Leicester Police Department received a grant for personal protective equipment valued at $5,691.25. The equipment included five Damascus FlexForce riot control suits, five pairs of Damascus Vector riot control gloves and five clear riot control shields.

Cicero Police Department | Cicero, NY
Awarded: 2016
Grant Sponsor: LMT Defense, EOTech, Magpul, Blue Force Gear

The Cicero PD received three patrol rifle packages complete with LMT CQB16 rifles, EOTech Model 517 HWS, Magpul MBUS sights and five PMAG’s, and Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Chest Rigs and VCAS slings. This grant constituted the beginning of their patrol rifle program for the protection of their officers and service to their community.  The grant was valued at $9,065.

Beaverton Police Department | Beaverton, OR
Awarded: 2016
Grant Sponsor: Planet Dog Foundation

The Beaverton PD received $2,500 toward the purchase of their newest K9 who will hit the road, with his handler OFC Barrington, in Mid-March 2016. K9 Atlas is trained in tracking and article search in addition to handler protection.

Lanesborough Police Department | Lanesborough, PA
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation,

The Lanesborough PD received two Philips HeartStart FRX AED’s with H2Oproof cases and spare adult pads.  One unit was intended to be mounted inside the police department and the other unit was intended to be assigned to a patrol car for rapid response.

Veazie Police Department | Veazie, ME
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, Windham Weaponry, EOTech, Magpul, Blue Force Gear

The Veazie PD received two AR-15 style patrol rifles, two holographic weapon sights, two sets of back up sights, ten 30-round ammunition magazines, two weapon slings and two chest rigs to outfit their two patrol cars with fully serviceable patrol rifles.

Troy Police Department | Troy, NY
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, PowerFlare

The Troy PD was 12 riot helmets and 12 riot shields for use by their officers in responding to protests. In addition, TPD received 16 PowerFlare LED flares to outfit 8 of their Traffic and Patrol vehicles to help officers be more visible during traffic enforcement operations.

South Windsor Police Department | South Windsor, CT
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

The SWPD was granted 45 C-A-T Tourniquets from North American Rescue to equip their officers on patrol duty in the event of a traumatic injury. Additionally, they were granted 12 Streamlight LED Strion flashlights for their patrol division.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office | Rochester, NY
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

The MCSO was granted 100 Individual Police Office Trauma Kits (IPOKs) from North American Rescue to equip patrol cars for use by deputies on duty. The IPOKs contain a C-A-T Tourniquet, gauze, emergency field dressing and sterile gloves in a vacuum-sealed package.

Rochester Police Department | Rochester, NY
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Rochester Lancers

The grant awards 8 Survival Armor Paragon6 NIJ Level II ballistic vests with spare carriers to members of the department. The grant was given in memory of fallen RPD Officer Daryl Pierson.

Gainesville Police Department | Gainesville, FL
Awarded: 2015
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

6 months of Police/Youth Dialogue training to aid officers in interacting with minority youth in their community. Development of training curriculum for program expansion nationwide.

Kane County Sheriff’s Office | St. Charles, IL
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Planet Dog Foundation

A new K9 was purchased for the KCSO, trained in explosives detection, tracking and handler protection. The new dog will replace K9 Geno who served since 2009.

Franklin Police Department | Franklin, TN
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

17 new ballistic protection helmets were purchased for members of the FPD SWAT Team to enhance their safety and enable compatibility with communication headsets.

Philadelphia Police Department | Philadelphia, PA
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation

The $10,000 gift was given in memory of fallen officer Chuck Cassidy and was matched by the US Dept. of Justice Ballistic Vest Program to purchase 24 ballistic vests for use by officers in the 35th District where Officer Cassidy served.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office | Knoxville, TN
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Blue Force Gear

After a C-A-T Tourniquet saved the life of injured Sgt. Mike Ledbetter, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones began issuing them to all officers. Unable to afford enough for the entire department, the Spirit of Blue provided 100 C-A-T Tourniquets and carrying straps to ensure every officer was covered.

Pleasant Grove Police Department | Pleasant Grove, UT
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Blue Force Gear

$2,500 to purchase new Motorola portable radios to upgrade to current digital narrow-band standards, providing officers with clearer and more reliable communications.

New Middletown Police Department | New Middletown, OH
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Blue Force Gear

With an aging group of officers, and concerns of cardiac arrest occurring during training or a police incident, a Philips HeartStart OnSite AED was granted for placement in a patrol car to serve officers in the case of emergency.

Village of Sabina Police Department | Village of Sabina, OH
Awarded: 2014
Grant Sponsor: Bushmaster Firearms, EOTech, Blue Force Gear, Magpul Industries

In order to start a patrol rifle program for the Village of Sabina Police, the Spirit of Blue worked with multiple sponsors to grant a fully deployable patrol rifle.

Winter Springs Police Department | Winter Springs, FL
Awarded: 2013
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Winter Springs Police Department was awarded a copy of the Amped FIVE Professional software to aid their criminal investigative unit in pursuing cases involving video and image evidence that require enhancement.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation | Decatur, GA
Awarded: 2013
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Amped FIVE Professional software enables the GBI with new capabilities for investigations state-wide, including with their Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

Revere Police Department | Revere, MA
Awarded: 2013
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Revere Police Department requested grant consideration after their city made significant investments in CCTV and other video surveillance infrastructure and sought a solution for processing captured video data.

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney | Fort Worth, TX
Awarded: 2012
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office was awarded a grant for the Amped FIVE Professional software tool to be used by their Investigations Division for use in their investigations to better utilize image and video data.

Norman Police Department | Norman, OK
Awarded: 2013
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Amped FIVE Professional software will allow the newly updated City of Norman Investigations Center to pursue cases involving video and image evidence that require enhancement and forensic evaluation.

Portland Police Bureau | Portland, OR
Awarded: 2012
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The Portland Police Bureau was nominated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) due to its ability to integrate new technology by their staff. The agency designated the Amped FIVE Professional software tool to be used by the Forensic Evidence Division for use in their investigations to better utilize image and video data.

Oklahoma City Police Department | Oklahoma City, OK
Awarded: 2012
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The OCPD was awarded a grant for the Amped FIVE Professional software tool to be used by their Laboratory and Support Services Division for use in
their investigations to better utilize image and video data.

Los Angeles Police Department | Los Angeles, CA
Awarded: 2012
Grant Sponsor: Amped Software

The LAPD Scientific Investigative Division was awarded a grant for the Amped FIVE Professional software tool to be used by their technicians in support of their investigations to better utilize image and video data both in their city and in support of agencies across the country.

Chicago Police Department | Chicago, IL
Awarded: 2012
Grant Sponsor: Bushmaster Firearms Int’l

The CPD was nominated by one of its own, Officer Paula Krezbiot, who works in one of the most criminally active neighborhoods in the city. In turn, the Chicago Police Department assigned the Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine to District 7 (Englewood) where Officer Krezbiot serves in order to help protect its officers.

Cedar Rapids Police Department | Cedar Rapids, IA
Awarded: 2011
Grant Sponsor: Bushmaster Firearms Int’l

The Cedar Rapids Police Department was selected at random from nominated agencies during the 2010 Spirit of Blue Wreath campaign. The Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine they were awarded was assigned to their department’s Special Response Team (SRT).

New Berlin Police Department | New Berlin, WI
Awarded: 2011
Grant Sponsor: Bushmaster Firearms Int’l

The New Berlin Police Department was selected at random from nominated agencies during the 2010 Spirit of Blue Wreath campaign. The Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine they were awarded was assigned to their department’s Patrol Division.

Maine State Police | Augusta, ME
Awarded: 2011
Grant Sponsor: Bushmaster Firearms Int’l

The Maine State Police Department was selected at random from nominated agencies during the 2010 Spirit of Blue Wreath campaign. The Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine they were awarded was assigned to their department’s Tactical Division.

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