(MADISON, WIS.) – In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the week of May 15 as ‘National Police Week’, a time during which our country annually recognizes those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. To raise the public awareness of this week’s importance, and to honor all those who serve in law enforcement, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Museum of Valor (MoV) is going to the airwaves with a statewide radio ad that will run through May 20th on the over 70 affiliated AM and FM stations served by the Wisconsin Radio Network.
“Our public safety and the quality of life that we enjoy come at a cost, and it’s fundamentally important that we salute those who risk their lives to protect us,” said Museum CEO Jim Palmer. “With the latest statistics indicating an increase in the number of officers being shot and killed in the line of duty, it’s more important than ever that we recognize the law enforcement community’s service and sacrifice.”
An independent charitable organization, the MoV announced its formation in 2014, along with plans to build an exhibition facility in Madison to display historical stories of law enforcement courage, a police motorcycle photo booth, squad car simulator, and an interactive bomb-disarming robot—among other educational features. Former University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan serves as the MoV’s honorary chairman.
For more information, go to wisconsinvalor.org
Listen to the statewide ad here: