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Title: Honorary Chairman For National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum
Post by: higashimori on July 19, 2011, 02:33:42 AM

" Clint Eastwood Takes on New Role as Honorary Chairman For National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum "

 PR Newswire via Yahoo News

 http://news.yahoo.com/clint-eastwood-takes-role-honorary-chairman-national-law-120610405.html

 
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WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary actor, and Oscar award-winning director and producer Clint Eastwood has agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC.

 
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"The National Memorial and Museum are long overdue and richly deserved tributes to the men and women in law enforcement," declared Mr. Eastwood. "On average, an officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in America every 53 hours. Some 60,000 officers a year are assaulted resulting in 16,000 injuries. Yet, despite those daunting risks, some 800,000 men and women go out every day to serve and protect us. I am deeply honored to help tell their heroic story of service and sacrifice," he stated.

 
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As Honorary Chairman, Mr. Eastwood will help raise public awareness for the Memorial and Museum with an informative PSA campaign. In 2007, the NLEOMF publicly launched a capital campaign called "A Matter of Honor" to build our nation's first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. To date, more than $43 million has been raised toward the $80 million goal.

"Clint Eastwood is an American icon, and we are extremely pleased and grateful that he has agreed to play a leadership role in helping us honor America's law enforcement professionals and complete their National Museum," declared Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd.

"Thousands of real-life, sworn law enforcement officers never make it home," Mr. Eastwood explained. "They make the ultimate sacrifice. We owe those who have fallen, and all of our nation's law enforcement officers, a huge debt of gratitude," he concluded.