NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, honored the memories and the families of the law enforcement officers from around the United States who died in the line of duty in 2017. NSSF made a $10,000 donation to the Fraternal Order of Police to support the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
“We are deeply grateful and humbled that our nation and our communities have been served by these men and women,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “The quality and caliber of these law enforcement officers who stood in the gap to protect their fellow citizens and communities is an ideal to which we all aspire. We are forever grateful to them, and their families, for their full measure of devotion to their fellow citizens.”
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, is held annually on May 15 in Washington, D.C. More than 20,000 people attend to honor those fallen in the line of duty. This year marked the 37th year of the Service.
“On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, please accept our most heartfelt thanks and gratitude for this contribution and for your continued support for the men and women in law enforcement,” said Chuck Canterbury, National President, National Fraternal Order of Police
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.