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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund President and CEO Craig W. Floyd kicked off the event by welcoming 135 guests to the Washington Hilton Hotel. He remarked on the significance of the location. Mr. Floyd said, “It’s truly unique to get to talk about such a historic moment at the place where the assassination attempt actually occurred.”
In November 1845, the Cherokee National Council met and established a Light-Horse Company consisting of a captain, a lieutenant, and twenty-four horsemen. The Cherokee Light-Horse’s duty was “to purse and arrest all fugitives from justice.”
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Officer Andy Hopfensperger and K-9 Officer Ryan Bula, of the Antigo (WI) Police Department, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for March 2017.