The Henderson (Nev.) Police Officers’ Association (HPOA) recently donated $25,000 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum being built in Washington, D.C.
HPOA President Ken Kerby and HPOA Vice-President Chris White made a check donation presentation to NLEOMF Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd and NLEMOF Chief Development Officer Ray Hord, who met with the board members to thank them for their contribution.
“We are proud to be giving back to such an honorable endeavor, which will help American citizens to learn about the heroes who have served throughout our history, and to also learn about the history and sacrifices of those who served in the law enforcement industry,” Kerby says.
NLEOMF's Floyd says, “We are grateful for the generous donation by the Henderson Police Officers’ Association, as well as their recognition of the importance and value of this project. It is our hope that, with this museum, we can inspire every citizen to value law enforcement.”
The HPOA was founded as a recognized bargaining unit in 1977. It has approximately 330 full-time members, including both police and corrections officers. Prior to being renamed as the HPOA, the association was known as the Henderson Police Benevolent Association; which was established in 1970. The HPOA serves the City of Henderson and its more than 276,000 residents, with the core mission of working to protect, support, encourage, defend, and honor their association members, as well as their community.