Chuck Canterbury—the president of the National Fraternal Order of Police—wrote a letter of thanks to the Chairman and CEO of Verizon thanking the company on behalf of the FOP for advertising spots aired during the Super Bowl that honored the work of first responders.
The letter—which was posted to Facebook—began, "On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I want to express my most sincere thanks to you and Verizon for honoring our nation's law enforcement officers and other first responders in Verizon's Super Bowl LIII commercial."
"The Team That Wouldn't Be Here" is a 12-part documentary series directed by noted filmmaker Peter Berg portraying 12 life-threatening situations that affected individuals associated with the National Football League.
In the commercial aired during the Super Bowl, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn—who nearly died when struck by a car—reunited with the first responders who helped save his life.
"The last couple of years have been trying times for law enforcement officers," Canterbury wrote. "Your support for these American heroes who perform incredible acts of courage and heroism in an effort to make their communities safer goes a long way. It means more than you know. These gestures of appreciation from the people we serve make it all worthwhile for the men and women who rush towards danger."
The entire series can be seen online at AllOurThanks.com.