Kissimmee Fallen Officers to be Remembered at Local John Birch Society Event



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Monday, January 15, 2018

Kissimmee Fallen Officers to be Remembered at Local John Birch Society Event

Appleton, Wis.- 

Two fallen heroes of the Kissimmee Police Department will be remembered at The John Birch Society Leadership Briefing, on January 26, in Jacksonville. The Society's affiliate Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation (LECF) will present two certificates along with two plaques to Kissimmee Police Captain Jeff Tambasco recognizing Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Richard "Sam" Howard's ultimate sacrifice. The families of the fallen officers will also be receiving a check presented by LECF President Jim Fitzgerald, retired Newark, N.J. detective.


The Leadership Briefing is open to the media and public. The event will begin at 6:00 PM, consisting of the LECF certificate presentation at approximately 7:30 PM, followed by an educational presentation by one of the top writers of The New American (the JBS news magazine). Florida resident Mr. Alex Newman will present "Inside the Deep State."


Tickets are $70 per person (includes dinner) or $135 per couple and are avaiable from JBS Coordinator Mr. Wayne Morrow (352-433-3282). The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport, 14760 Duval Road.


The Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation was founded in 2016. Its mission is to protect the bond that exists between community and law enforcement through education, programs, and briefings, while also offering charitable support for families of fallen officers.


Since the 1960s, The John Birch Society has supported local police with its nation-wide "Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent" action project. The organization is committed to building a base of awareness of the importance of keeping local police accountable to the communities they serve and keeping them independent. Without independence, loyalties to the local communites can become skewed, local relations can be strained and difficult, and trust can disintergrate. 


Founded in 1958 and headquarted in Appleton, Wis., The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, state, and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, members have a strong sense of duty, and their educational efforts have played a continuous and pivotal role in exposing legislation and policies that threaten the independence of America and the Freedom of citizens.


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