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The Spirit of Blue Foundation is proud to announce that country music star Craig Morgan has been named its national celebrity spokesperson. In that capacity, Craig Morgan will appear in a new public service announcement, perform and speak at select events across the country and will spread the word about Spirit of Blue’s work as he tours. Read More
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2014 was the first year that Spirit of Blue was officially represented in the Washington, D.C. area for National Police Week, but that didn’t stop the Foundation from making a huge impact. Read More
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National Police Week Events

5/6/14 12:22 PM

Spirit of Blue has partnered with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to honor law enforcement at a series of events in the Washington, D.C. metro area May 11th-13th. Click here for a list of events, times and locations. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $10,000 Safety Equipment Grant to the Philadelphia Police Department for the purchase of at least 24 ballistic vests. The grant was given in memory of fallen Officer Charles E. Cassidy who was killed in the line of duty while attempting to stop an armed robbery in 2007. The ballistic vests will be purchased in conjunction with the US Department of Justice’s Ballistic Vest Program, which provides federal matching funds for ballistic vest purchases, and will be issued to members of the 35th District where Officer Cassidy served. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to outfit their officers with tactical emergency medical supplies. The grant provides 100 Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T) and 125 Tourniquet NOW! Straps for use by officers in the event of a traumatic extremity injury. Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones began issuing tourniquets after one of his officers was saved by the application of a tourniquet in 2013, but did not have the funding necessary to cover the entire agency. The grant was made possible by a generous gift from Blue Force Gear and is valued at $4,404. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to New Middletown (OH) Police Department. The grant is for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that will be positioned in a patrol car and available to officers on duty at all times. The grant was made possible by a generous gift from Blue Force Gear and is valued at $1,609.00. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that Blue Force Gear has increased its support in 2014 with a $10,000 donation. The donation was formally presented by Blue Force Gear in its booth at the NSSF’s annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 17th. The donation will be used to fund the Spirit of Blue Safety Grant Program, which awards grants to law enforcement agencies for the purchase of safety equipment or training in an ongoing effort to protect officers’ lives. Read More
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VILLAGE OF SABINA, OHIO – February 26, 2014 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded its first annual Jeffrey S. Parola Safety Equipment Grant to the Village of Sabina (OH) Police Department. The grant will allow the department to deploy its first ever patrol rifle for use by department personnel in the conduct of their duties. The grant is also being given in memory of fallen Maine State Trooper Jeffrey S. Parola who gave his life in the line of duty in 1994 and who serves as the inspiration for the founding of the Spirit of Blue. Read More
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – December 5, 2013 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a copy of the Amped FIVE Professional forensic image and video enhancement software to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as part of its 2013 Safety Grant Program. A formal presentation of the software was made at the GBI Headquarters in Decatur, GA on May 10th, 2013 to Deputy Director Rusty Andrews, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Cynthia Adkins and members of the forensic unit who are utilizing this new tool in their investigations. Read More
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – November 22, 2013 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that North American Rescue (www.narescue.com) is officially joining as the latest Safety Grant Sponsor. North American Rescue is dedicated to decreasing preventable death by providing the most effective and highest quality mission critical medical products to the military, federal agencies, civilian law enforcement, EMS and pre-hospital life savers.

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WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA – October 1, 2013 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a copy of the Amped FIVE Professional forensic image and video enhancement software to the Winter Springs Police Department as part of its 2013 Safety Grant Program. Read More
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – September 12, 2013 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is proud to announce that it has adopted the A-TACS LE pattern of law enforcement camouflage as its official camouflage pattern. A-TACS Camo has seen great success with its military oriented AU and FG patterns, which are utilized by some SWAT and tactical teams who serve in more rural areas. Read More
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BOSTON, MASSACHUESSETS – May 17, 2013 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a copy of the Amped FIVE Professional forensic image and video enhancement software to the Revere Police Department as part of its 2013 Safety Grant Program. Read More
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PORTLAND, OREGON – September 4, 2012 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a copy of the Amped FIVE Professional forensic image and video enhancement software to the Portland Police Bureau as part of its 2012 Safety Grant Program. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Amped Software,www.ampedsoftware.com, is officially joining the Spirit of Blue Campaign as a Safety Grant Sponsor. Amped Software offers its cutting edge video and image enhancement, analysis, and verification software as a powerful high tech crime fighting tool. Amped Software’s innovation, through its robust features and user-friendly workflow, is designed to maximize productivity with today’s overworked investigators with high caseloads. Amped Five Professional is Amped’s state of the art product designed specifically for investigations that often rely on marginal surveillance video or still images that provide evidence of criminal activity.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Magpul Industries,www.magpul.com, is officially joining the Spirit of Blue Campaign as a Safety Grant Sponsor. Magpul is the market leader in AR-15 style rifle components and accessories, including their venerable PMAG. It is through their tireless innovative spirit, in depth product knowledge and strong brand building amongst shooters and professionals that Magpul has raised to its level of success.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Digital Concealment Systems, LLC, under their brand A-TACS Camo, www.a-tacs.com, has officially joined as a Safety Grant Sponsor in the Spirit of Blue Campaign. A-TACS Camo, which stands for Advanced Tactical Concealment System, is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments to include both military and law enforcement applications. This new pattern took the tactical world by storm in 2010 and the network of brands using A-TACS Camo has grown quickly.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that L3-EOTech, www.eotech-inc.com , has officially joined as a Safety Grant Sponsor in the Spirit of Blue Campaign. EOTech, world leader in design and marketing of holographic weapon sights, has been widely adopted throughout the law enforcement community for use on tactical weapons. As a partner in the Campaign, agencies who receive funds through the Spirit of Blue Safety Grant Program can elect to use their funds to purchase EOTech sights, night vision, thermal and weapon illumination products as well as training devices. Read More
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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Combat Medical Systems, www.combatmedicalsystems.com, is officially joining the Spirit of Blue Campaign as a Safety Grant Sponsor. Combat Medical Systems was founded by a team of experienced military medical personnel and industry product specialists whose primary goal is to simplify tactical medicine in order to decrease pre-hospital mortality.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Leupold & Stevens, Inc. www.leupold.com has officially joined as a Safety Grant Sponsor in the Spirit of Blue Campaign. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their specific needs. Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that Blue Force Gear www.blueforcegear.com is officially joining the Spirit of Blue Campaign as a Safety Grant Sponsor. Blue Force Gear is a designer and manufacturer of tactical equipment such as slings, pouches, plate carriers, packs, and other load-carrying systems. As agencies nationwide ready themselves to respond to more violent and dynamic events than in the past, demand for operational gear has grown rapidly.

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that SentrySafe www.sentrysafe.com is officially joining the Spirit of Blue Campaign as a Safety Grant Sponsor. SentrySafe is the world leader in offering fire-resistant and security storage solutions for important documents and valuables, including long gun and pistol solutions. Securing firearms from theft and unauthorized access is an important responsibility of every firearm owner. Unfortunately, with stories surfacing each year of accidental shootings in law enforcement families due to firearms left unsecured in their homes, there is a very real need for firearm security solutions amongst the law enforcement community as well.

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After a successful fund raising effort in 2010, the Spirit of Blue Foundation and Bushmaster Firearms International (www.bushmaster.com) partnered to award a Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine to law enforcement agencies in New Berlin, WI; Cedar Rapids, IA; Chicago, IL; New York City, NY; and the State of Maine. This valuable partnership is being renewed for a larger campaign in 2011 with the goal of providing critical safety equipment grants on a broader scale than ever before.

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