The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced an official partnership with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to be Lead Sponsor for the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Program and major corporate sponsor for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
“We are honored to partner with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in our efforts to improve vehicle and roadside safety for our nation’s law enforcement officers,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “Having the US’s top tire manufacturer as our lead traffic safety program sponsor will provide the support we need to bolster our mission to help make it safer for those who serve.”
“Goodyear has a profound appreciation for the service and sacrifices of law enforcement officers, and it’s a privilege to continue to support the important work of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as the lead sponsor of the Fund’s Traffic Safety program,” said Rich Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. “It’s our sincere hope that, together, we can help make our roads safer for law enforcement.”
The Memorial, Museum, and Officer Safety and Wellness are the three core pillars that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund serves, and under the Officer Safety and Wellness purview, vehicle and roadside safety remains one of the most critical areas of focus. According to the first quarter fatality report of 2022, there were a total of 21 traffic-related line-of-duty officer deaths. That is three higher than in the first quarter of 2021, when there were eighteen traffic-related line-of-duty deaths.