MADISON, Wis. — The leader of the state’s largest police union and Wisconsin’s basketball coach are teaming up to raise money for a new museum honoring police officers in Madison.
Wisconsin Public Radio reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1g8ACmI ) that Wisconsin Professional Police Association Executive Director Jim Palmer is serving as chief executive officer of the Law Enforcement Museum of Valor. Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan is serving as the museum’s honorary chairman.
“We believe that Bo Ryan has earned a reputation for hard work and dedication, and we think that those are traits he shares in common with law enforcement officers across the state,” said Palmer.
It likely will take $800,000 to get the museum off the ground and fund operations … Continue reading
A new nonprofit organization announced this week is seeking to create a museum to honor Wisconsin law enforcement.
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Museum of Valor was founded after board members of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association voted to establish a separate organization to raise funds for an exhibition space.
“We do appropriately memorialize officers when they die in the line of duty, and I think there is more we can do to commemorate those who return to the line of duty after doing something courageous,” Jim Palmer, WPPA president, said Wednesday.
The museum will be located in Madison — likely near the existing state memorial to fallen officers — and will display stories of law enforcement duty and sacrifice, Palmer … Continue reading
Museum Would Be In Downtown Madison
A group representing law enforcement in Wisconsin is trying to create the first museum for police heroes in the state.
Currently, there is a Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol Square in Madison. A planned museum would likely be located nearby, says Jim Palmer, director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and CEO of the proposed Law Enforcement Museum of Valor. The museum is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan is its honorary chairman.
“We believe that Bo Ryan has earned a reputation for hard work and dedication, and we think that those are traits he shares in common with law enforcement … Continue reading
New Organization Begins March Toward Making It Happen
MADISON–A new and independent charitable organization announced today that it is launching an effort to establish Wisconsin’s only museum devoted to memorializing law enforcement heroes, and that University of Wisconsin Basketball Coach Bo Ryan will serve as the organization’s honorary chairman. The announcements come during National Police Week, the annual recognition of the men and women of the law enforcement profession.
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Museum of Valor is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and intends to raise the funding necessary to construct an exhibition facility in Madison designed to display stories of law enforcement courage, duty, and sacrifice, beginning with accounts that it has archived dating back to 1946.
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