On Tuesday, November 4, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund held a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Nationwide Arena. Unfortunately the Blue Jackets lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2, but it was still a great night for hockey.
|Ohio State Highway Patrol presenting the colors |
before the game.
Lieutenant Barth has been serving his community as a motorcycle officer since 1960 and has been with the department longer than anyone else, having served for 54 years. He has managed the motorcades of every President visiting Columbus since President Kennedy. In a 2011 article from the Columbus Dispatch, Lieutenant Barth stated that he has “no plans yet to retire.” You can read the article here.
|Lieutenant Barth and Director Charlies wearing their|
new personalized jerseys.
Before the game, the Ohio State High Patrol presented the honor guard to large and supportive crowd. Lieutenant Barth and Director Charles were then honored on the arena and were presented with personalized team jerseys.
A special Thanks to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for supporting the event, along with Columbus Blue Jacket’s Group Sales Specialist Steve Jix, and Memorial Fund Ambassador Bill Swank for organizing the event.