The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund enjoys the support of a special group of volunteers: Law Enforcement Ambassadors and Guardians. Law Enforcement Ambassadors are active and retired law enforcement officers from city, state, federal and military law enforcement agencies, while Law Enforcement Guardians are volunteers who support and honor law enforcement but are not sworn officers, allowing citizens, family members and corporate supporters to work closely with the Memorial Fund in achieving our goals.
We are always looking for new and unique ideas to inspire volunteers and support throughout the country. One of our newest Ambassadors—Deputy Davis Burnett, from the Elmore County (AL) Sheriff’s Office—found one such idea by contacting his local gym and coordinating a workout competition, which helped to raise just over $2,000 for the Memorial.
Davis reached out to Jake and Mandy Baker who own Cross Fit Intrigue, a local gym in Wetumpka, Alabama. Jake happens to be a local fulltime firefighter with Montgomery Fire/Rescue. Together they came up with a workout competition that included completion of at least 45 push presses, 20” box jumps, and a couple pull-ups. Around 80 participated in four divisions, which included Rx Male, Rx Female, Scaled Male, and Scaled Female. The event was intense, action-packed, and fun for all.
With each participant paying a $25 registration fee, Davis not only helped raise funds and awareness in his community for the Memorial Fund, but has inspired Jake and Mandy Baker to coordinate other future events.
Thank you to Deputy Davis Burnett for his great idea and to Jake and Mandy Baker for their support!