Washington, D.C., October 23, 2012 — GLOCK, Inc. today presented a $400,000 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in support of the development of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Last year, GLOCK committed to giving NLEOMF a total of $2 million over five years; this is GLOCK’s second installment of that plan. The donation was made at the National Law Enforcement Museum site in Washington, D.C.
“The National Law Enforcement Museum will honor the more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serving our country, and also memorialize the many officers that have given their life in the line of duty. GLOCK is honored to give to this cause and support the law enforcement community that gives so much to protect our safety,” said GLOCK Vice President, Josh Dorsey.
The state-of-the-art institution will be located in the Judiciary Square neighborhood, adjacent to the existing National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Building and exhibit designs are being finalized, while precious artifacts that reflect the work of law enforcement, past and present, are being collected. Scheduled to open in 2015, the National Law Enforcement Museum will be the world's most comprehensive museum focusing on law enforcement.
An officer’s handgun is one of the most important pieces of police equipment. With its reputation as a reliable and accurate pistol, GLOCK continues to provide approximately 65 percent of police departments in the United States with the confidence to know that when they draw their weapon it is ready to be fired.
GLOCK also made a $50,000 donation to the Young Marines at the GLOCK booth (#4139) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition in Washington D.C. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages eight through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,298 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of law enforcement in America through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 55,000square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be mostly underground and located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC's Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening 2015. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984 and dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.