The 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service which our Auxiliary co-hosted on May 8th was very moving this year and we had a great turnout. I always feel honored to be able to read the names of our fallen local law enforcement officers and be a part of this ceremony. Some of the survivors returned to our FOP Lodge for the luncheon we provided and it was very touching to listen to the survivors' stories about their loved ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice. My Vice President, Patty Sucato, worked with our FOP, DC MPD and COPS to make this a wonderful service. Great job Patty Sucato!!!
We did exceptionally well at our booth at Tent City this year during Police Week. Ever since we started doing this in 2014 we are having many people return to our booth every year to either buy something or just thank us for what we do, which is wonderful to hear as we truly appreciate what they do for our communities.
Amy Maybo of our Auxiliary and I volunteered at the VIP tent again this year at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. I would like to say GREAT JOB to Amy for organizing and putting everything together to make things run smoothly for everyone attending the ceremony. And huge kudos to her husband, our FOP President Andy Maybo, for all he does on the Memorial Committee. This makes our Auxiliary proud to be part of the DC FOP.
I was approached by a writer for Law Enforcement Today concerning an article about our DC FOP Auxiliary. I worked with the writer and an article was done to reflect what our Auxiliary and the DC FOP do. If you would like to read this article visit www.lawenforcementtoday.com/fop-action/. I have received some new members since this article was published, which is wonderful.
We have another DC MPD Class, Class 16-10 graduating on June 2nd. We are very proud of the new recruits and again, proudly will be providing them with a graduation cake.
From the DC FOP Auxiliary we wish all of you a safe summer.