A Tribute to Fallen Officers
We have a long history of supporting first responders and causes that align with our mission of protecting them. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and spread awareness of the great work they do in honoring law enforcement officers in America. This year for National Police Week, observed May 11-17, we collaborated with NLEOMF, Richard Childress Racing and Whelen Motorsports to pay tribute to fallen police officers.
On Saturday May 21st driver Sheldon Creed hit the track for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway with a special paint scheme on the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet Camaro. In a powerful and moving tribute, the Camaro’s decklid bore the names of the 619 fallen officers, killed in the line of duty, whose names were added to the monument at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in Washington, D.C. this year. “We’re proud to support NLEOMF and help honor those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Creed.
The paint scheme was a meaningful way to celebrate and honor not only the fallen officers, but the entire law enforcement community. “Seeing the paint scheme in person, and then watching as Sheldon honored the service and sacrifice of the total 23,229 law enforcement heroes killed in the line of duty, was a moving and emotional experience for our entire organization,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of NLEOMF. “We are incredibly thankful for our partnership with Whelen Engineering as they continue to support our mission to honor the fallen and make it safer for those who serve,” she finished.
Eric Maurice, Whelen’s Director of Automotive Sales, was also in attendance at the race and commented on how moving the display was. “It’s a true blessing being here to represent NLEOMF and to support them in their mission of supporting law enforcement,” he said. “And we look forward to our continued partnership with this great organization as we work together to support our mission of protecting and honoring first responders,” Maurice stated.
To learn more about NLEOMF, please visit their website HERE.