Friday, July 30, 2010

Mountains for Mark - Tribute to a Fallen Friend

Just nine short months ago, on November 29, 2009, Sergeant Mark Renninger, and fellow Officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards, and Ronald Owens were killed in the line of duty at a coffee shop in Lakewood, WA. To honor Mark's memory, Chris Eline, a firefighter and Mark's childhood friend, will climb to the top of Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Chris and fellow climber Martin Coleman will make the arduous trek up the 14,410 ft mountain, from August 14-21, 2010, not only to remember their fallen friend but also to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem, where Chris and Mark spent a considerable amount of their youth. Their goal is to raise $20,000, and currently, they are slightly over the halfway mark, at $10,800.

You can follow Chris and Martin through training and their arrival in Washington via their blog, here. To learn more information, visit

Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 Florida Police & Fire Games

From June 20-25, 2010, over 5,000 law enforcement and firefighter professionals competed in the 26th Annual Florida Police & Fire Games in Treasure Coast, FL. The annual event draws participants from 200 agencies competing in more than 45 Olympic sports.

Special thanks go to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Bowling Team, who sported National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial shirts as their uniform. And congratulations to two of the team's members, Diana Plevell and Jannette Spencer, who won individual silver and bronze medals.

Information about the 2011 Florida Police & Fire Games is available at,, and results from the 2010 Games are online at

Thanks to John Plevell for providing the photo.