National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces Winner of 2010 Harley-Davidson Peace Officers MotorcycleWashington, DC (October 19, 2010) - On October 14th, 2010 with more than 700 law enforcement officers and supporters present in attendance at the Groundbreaking Gala for the National Law Enforcement Museum, Steve St. Thomas, Director of Worldwide Police and Fleet Sales for Harley-Davidson joined A&E's Bill Kurtis on stage to draw the winning ticket for a 2010 Harley-Davidson, Peace Officers Special Edition, Road King motorcycle.
And the winner is ... David White from Wilmot, New Hampshire. John Shanks, the Memorial Fund's Director of Law Enforcement Relations and former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales phoned David from the Gala, but unfortunately he was unavailable so they left a message. The next morning when David returned the call, John was joined by Law & Order Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio as they informed David that he was the proud owner of the new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
David White is the Chief of Police in Wilmot and was very excited upon being told of his winnings. The town of Wilmot has only 1 full time paid police officer and that is David White, who is the chief of police. Wilmot also has three dedicated reserve officers who work to keep their community safe.
For more than a century, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has been supplying motorcycles to America’s law enforcement agencies. Harley-Davidson has been a generous partner of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund donating four motorcycles to help raise funds for the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum.
With the completion and award of this fourth motorcycle, the Memorial Fund has raised approximately $175,000 for the Museum as a result of the partnership with Harley-Davidson. "The Memorial Fund is honored to have Harley-Davidson as a Museum partner" said Craig Floyd, Chairman & CEO of the Memorial Fund. "Not only does the raffle raise funds for the Museum, it helps to raise awareness and build support for the Museum campaign" he added.
Previous Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle winners include a U.S. Border Patrol agent from California; a Florida woman, and a corrections lieutenant from New Jersey.
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum (www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org) is an architecturally-inspiring, 55,000 square foot, mostly underground museum that will be located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. Groundbreaking marks the start of construction on the Museum which has a projected opening in late 2013.
The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with more than $40 million raised to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as cochairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former Attorneys General of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities.
For more information about the Museum campaign "A Matter of Honor" and to learn how you can support the Museum contact John Shanks, Director, Law Enforcement Relations at the Memorial Fund at 202-737-8529 or JShanks@nleomf.org.
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