As many of you know, besides my radio career, I proudly work  in law enforcement as a Lieutenant and an Instructor with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit.  I also serve as a liaison Chaplain. 
I am honored to tell you that this week coming up marks National Police Week. Did you know on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 53 hours?
                                                              

Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. As of this writing 71 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year. Comparably, 59 were killed four and half months into 2010.

I encourage you to attend a wonderfully moving service and tribute this Monday morning, May 16th at 10:00am at St. Joseph's Cathedral downtown on Franklin Street.  I will be there paying my respects leading the "Riderless Horse", something I sadly have had to do two times already this year. I will especially be remembering New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, killed during a "routine" traffic stop just last month on the Youngman Expressway, struck down by a driver who had been blinded by the morning sun.

I invite you to check out the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website. In addition to learning about the Police Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. you can find out more about the museum that is under construction that will tell the story of law enforcement who have died doing what they swore to do...to "serve and protect".

You can visit the website at www.nleomf.org

"Cowboy" and me at last years Police Memorial Day Service