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OfficerDown.US FREE Christmas Tree Decorating Event in Las Vegas ~ Press Release ~ Officer Down US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OfficerDown.US FREE Christmas Tree Decorating Event in Las Vegas

Inviting all law enforcement personnel, their families, and the community that supports them.

Officer Down US is honored to have a tree to decorate once again. The tree represents  engagement with the community. This is the 3rd Annual FREE Community-Bonding Event at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. What an excellent transition into the warm friendliness and holiday spirit that a community can share. #VegasStrong

Although the 501c3, OfficerDown.US organization is national, it is based in Las Vegas and the President is part of the LVMPD family. This is a FREE community gathering created at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest.

Las Vegas, NV, OfficerDown.US, November 19th, 2018 – 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Together, locals and visitors will gather with tree ornaments and decorations. You are invited to bring a law enforcement supportive ornament to add or decorate with some that will be provided while delighting in soft drinks, snacks and fellowship.

Opportunity Village believes that people with intellectual disabilities and their families should have choices in where and how they are served. So, Opportunity Village provides a variety of different programs which provide men and women with all levels of disabilities the chance to lead a life that had previously been unattainable. The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland at Opportunity Village, with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer.

OfficerDown.US 501c3 mission: to help ease the financial strain on our LE community and their families in times of need.

“OfficerDown.US has worked very hard to bring assistance to our law enforcement family and to help ease the hardships incurred while the officers go out and risk their lives every day. It has been incredibly challenging to bring awareness of the organization to the general public. The Organization was created in the wake of two local LVMPD officers being killed while eating lunch at Cici’s pizza. Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were coworkers of President and Executive Director of Officer Down’s husband. At 25 years of service, her husband went into retirement and she decided to keep supporting our law enforcement community from behind the scenes. That is how she generally likes to do things. Having raised and distributed over $400K in four years, the Officer Down team realizes that there is so much more that OfficerDown.US can do to help. The Organization is a 501c3 and is able to share that status with those who use their website to raise funds furthering the mission to help law enforcement and their families. This is a great benefit. Fees are below fellow crowdfunding companies and they are doing a service like none other, with a social media following of over 70,000 organic followers. By supporting the mission and enhancing the public view, you aid and assist law enforcement families locally and nationally.”

OfficerDown.US welcomes young and old alike to join the law enforcement supportive community. We’ll have long and short sleeved t-shirts, bracelets, rings, car magnets, challenge coins, and more.

Just show up, RSVP in an email, or for those able to, here is the Facebook link to join and share the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250940112235277/

All contact and requests should be directed to: OfficerDown.US, https://OfficerDown.US, info@OfficerDown.US, attention Jessica Langgin

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Why create fundraisers for Law Enforcement that are going to cost 1/3 in taxes?!

Does anyone you know in or related to Law Enforcement need to raise funds?

Start a fundraiser today and utilize our 501(c)(3)

OfficerDown.US is a helpful national 501(c)(3) non-profit fundraising organization with an accompanying crowdfunding website dedicated to the Law Enforcement Community. 

Donors and Recipients of qualifying fundraisers benefit from using our 501(c)(3) status. 

Police Officers, Law Enforcement Personnel, and their families can rely on OfficerDown.US and the community to come together to help during times of need, on duty or off!

Simply visit the website and register and set up a a fundraiser which becomes a 501c3 fundraiser (can help greatly with taxes for you and your donors). Connect your checking account through Stripe for direct deposit or we can host funds.

For the month of May, in honor of Police Week, there will be no service / admin fee. That’s on us! Let us help.

https://OfficerDown.US

If the crowdfunding campaign is utilizing the benefits of a tax-exempt organization, the tax laws are addressed in Code sections 501 through 515 and Code section 170. In general, donations received by a tax-exempt organization are not subject to income tax and contributors may be able to claim a tax deduction. An important note, however, is if the entity (or person) establishing the crowdfunding campaign is not using the lending model or the equity model and is not a tax-exempt organization, then all funds received may be income subject to taxation. However, particularly in the case of GoFundMe, with funds going to individuals the question is raised as to whether this is a donation, a gift or taxable income to the recipient.

Online fundraising websites such as GoFundMe are usually not recognized as qualified charitable organizations. Thus, a donation to a GoFundMe account for the benefit of someone in need is not deductible as a charitable.

contribution. https://www.nstp.org/docs/fta/2016/May-June-FTA.pdf 

 

Spotsylvania Deputy Kelley and DUX; police dog to have statue in national police museum

It’s been a year
and half since K-9 police dog Dux was shot by two bullets
while apprehending a suspect in Spotsylvania County; suffering a large
wound in his back and another in his neck Oct. 2, 2016.  Although
wounded, with bullet fragments lodged within a centimeter of his
spine, he still went on... During a traffic stop; the suspect Joseph
Elliott Conway of King George, became violent, resisted arrest,
punched the deputy and ran off. Officer Kelley and another deputy
pursued the man and Dux was let go to chase down the suspect, but was
shot when the dog got about 10 feet of the suspect.  The brave German
shepherd survived the encounter and went back to duty, teaming back up
with his handler, Deputy Kory Kelley.
Both Deputy Kelley and Dux are to be honored for their brave service
and actions as the pair was chosen, from among many other brave
candidates, to have a statue created of them and  displayed in the
National Law Enforcement Museum, which is under construction in
Washington, D.C.;  where the statues will be on display when the
museum opens in the fall. 

Conway was arrested and convicted of 11 charges, and is to serve 45
1/2 years in prison; where he belongs!

Officer Down US is Waiving their Fundraising Fees for Officers and For Their Families

IN HONOR OF POLICE WEEK 2018 AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND THOSE STILL FACING THE DANGERS OF TODAY, WE ARE WAIVING THE OFFICER DOWN US ADMIN FEE THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY!!! ALL FUNDRAISERS BENEFITING LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE. WE MUST HELP THOSE WHO HELP US. THIS IS THE BEST WAY WE KNOW HOW!!

Start a fundraiser today! https://OfficerDown.US

https://officerdown.us/mission-statement/

Our Mission

Bringing together all who support our Law Enforcement Community while creating a friendly atmosphere to support each other in times of need using 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraisers created on OfficerDown.US.

OfficerDown.US organization is focused on Community through Unity. We believe that by creating a focus group which we are familiar with, benefiting law enforcement and the community, we are helping to close a gap. We host fundraisers created by others, at an extremely minimal 5% admin fee, that benefit the law enforcement community therefore maintaining our 501(c)(3) status. By the community and law enforcement having a platform where they can benefit each other through positive reinforcement and our organization sharing the fundraisers publicly on our social media platforms, we are attempting successfully to be the change we would like to see in others.

Additionally, as a courtesy, we help promote the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more, which directly and indirectly promotes your cause.

Start your fundraiser today… click here.

Seeking Talented Writers ~ Officer Down US

Officer Down US Community Blog

We are a community of supporters and we appreciate your contribution.

This form will be temporary until we implement an easier, softer way, which will include the ability to include a single photo. All photos must be properly attributed and credited.

ALL POTENTIAL BLOGGERS MUST FIRST BE REGISTERED ON OFFICERDOWN.US

Here are some basic guidelines for your blog submissions:

  • Preferred topics will be given priority. This will include but is not limited to submissions including the OfficerDown.US mission in proper context.
  • All blogs must be original content and that of the person submitting it.
  • All approved posts will be pro-law enforcement and not of a political nature, nor can they be used to push a political agenda.
  • Feel free to link to or refer to other blog posts on OfficerDown.US, however, do not include an exterior links.
  • This medium is not to be used for self promotion or sales of any sort
  • 1000 words or less
  • Your post may be edited for clarity, grammar, and overall style. If there are any major changes made, you will be asked to review and approve it first.

This form and the link to submit blog posts may and probably will be changed in the near future. Additionally, the blog guidelines will probably be altered to suit our general needs and to satisfy everyone. In the meantime, let's get some content going for approval.


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Corporal Dale Hallman

Corporal Dale Hallman

Saluda County Sheriff’s Office

E.O.W. 04/06/2018

Corporal Dale Hallman was killed in a single-vehicle crash while he responded to assist other police units in a search for an armed man. Corporal Hallman, a K-9 handler, was expediting to the scene of the search, when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed.

Hopkinsville, KY Police Officer Phillip Meacham

Police Officer Phillip Meacham

Hopkinsville (KY) Police Department

E.O.W.: 03/29/2018

Officer Phillip Meacham of the Hopkinsville Police Department was shot and killed by a man impersonating a police officer. The man had attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Officer Meacham, who was off-duty, driving his personal car. 

Two Brothers Killed in Crash were Longtime Chesterfield Sheriff’s Deputies Together

Two brothers employed for decades as Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies were very close and spent a lot of time together, just as they were doing on Monday when they were killed in a crash in Isle of Wight County, the Chesterfield sheriff said Tuesday.

“I’m not quite sure what they were doing, but my guess is that they were trying to do something together, because that’s how they were,” said Sheriff Karl Leonard.

“I don’t know if they were going to go fishing or do something fun, but they did everything together,” Leonard added. “They don’t have any brothers or sisters; it’s just the two of them and they’re very close.”

John Edgar Mallory, 60, and Earl Garnett Mallory III, 65, had worked for the sheriff’s office “for decades,” the sheriff said.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene, at 6851 Courthouse Road in Chesterfield, the sheriff’s office announced Tuesday.

Both men were married, and John’s son is also employed as a Chesterfield sheriff’s deputy.

Garnett Mallory had worked a partial day Monday but took a half-day off to do something with his brother, Leonard said. John Mallory, who was known by his colleagues as “Hollywood,” had recently retired but filled out paperwork last week to return as a part-time deputy.

“He worked as a jail deputy and that’s what he did all of his career, and he loved it,” Leonard said. “He wanted to come back in a part-time capacity, and we were looking forward to having him back. He was very well-liked by everybody.

“As we do in a lot of cases, deputies will come back after retirement and work part time, so they can stay in the family.”

 

May you always remember Deputy Bruce Ennis ~ Stephen Ward

May you always remember Deputy Bruce Ennis,

for all the good he tried to do,

for all the help he was to others,

as I’m sure he was there for you.

 

My friends in Blue try to do what’s right,

they wear their uniforms with pride,

but remember they are still just men,

with their beating heart inside.

 

Let’s honor and remember them,

and show support for them each day,

because these officers who risk it all,

may be your saving grace someday.

 

If you call out for these folks in Blue,

they’ll come to help you through,

never knowing what the risks may be,

as they come to rescue you.

 

So when one falls the lawful feel the pain,

for a brother in arms has gone,

we pay tribute to his memory,

as we place flowers on the lawn.

 

~Stephen Ward~

~Stephen Ward~

        Roanoke, VA

 

Connecticut Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, of Troop C

Trooper First Class Kevin Miller

Connecticut State Police

E.O.W. 03/29/2018

Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, of Troop C, was killed in the crash. He was on duty at the time.

Connecticut State Police announce the passing of Trooper First Class (TFC) Kevin Miller #1015 as a result of injuries sustained during an on-duty motor vehicle accident that occurred this afternoon on I-84 East in the Town of Tolland.

TFC Miller was currently assigned to Troop C in Tolland, having previously served at Troop K in Colchester and Troop E in Montville.

TFC Miller was a member of the 108th Training Troop, graduating from the Connecticut State Police Academy on March 19, 1999. We are grateful for his dedicated service to the Connecticut State Police and the residents of Connecticut, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Special Agent Melissa Morrow

Special Agent Melissa Morrow

U.S. Department of Justice-Federal Bureau of Investigation

E.O.W. : March 22, 2018

For 10 weeks after 9/11, FBI Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow spent many hours sifting through the toxic terrorist crash site at the Pentagon. Fifteen years later, she was diagnosed with brain cancer and March 22, 2018, she succumbed to her illness, stemming from her assignment to aid in the search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo

Juncos Municipal (PR) Police Department

EOW: March 21, 2018

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo was shot and killed while intervening in a shooting incident while off duty.

He was patronizing a barber shop on Calle Emilia Príncipe when several men started smoking marijuana in front of it. When the shop owner asked the men to leave he was attacked. Officer Laza-Caraballo identified himself as an officer and attempted to intervene when several of the subjects entered with rifles and opened fire.

Officer Laza-Caraballo was able to return fire, killing one of the men and wounding a second one before being fatally shot. The remaining two subjects fled the scene and remain at large. Three of the men, including the two who Officer Laza-Caraballo shot, were brothers.

Officer Laza-Caraballo had served with the Juncos Municipal Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his two children.