On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Phoenix Chapter held its 18th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.  The luncheon was attended by 145 people, which  included representatives from 39 law enforcement agencies, ASIS Phoenix Chapter members and our corporate sponsors.

 

The event recognized the family of Phoenix Police Officer David V. Glasser, who died in May of 2016 after being shot while responding to a residential burglary call.  His wife Kristen and his mother Judy attended and were presented a monetary remembrance on behalf of the Phoenix Chapter.  David's mother, Judy, spoke eloquently in thanking ASIS and the community for all of their support during the tragedy.

 

Arizona DPS Director, Colonel Frank Milstead was the keynote speaker and reminded all attendees of the difficult job police officers have, especially given the recent police shootings rocking the country.  He recognized the need for departments to get back in touch with the day to day lives of their constituents, building relationships from the ground up with community programs that have disappeared due to budget cuts over the past decade.

 

Awards of Valor were presented to nine officers from five departments throughout the state.  The officers showed amazing bravery and courage, several entering burning buildings to rescue citizens and others surviving gunshots while protecting the public.

 

The 100 Club of Arizona's CEO Angela Harrolle was on hand to address the group, giving first hand experience of the support given to our fallen officers by the 100 Club and reminding all attendees of the importance of community support for our departments.   Steve Irvin from ABC 15 in Phoenix did his usual excellent job at emcee for the luncheon.

 

Phoenix Chapter, ASIS International, 3104 E Camelback Road #560 Phoenix, Arizona 85016    info@asisphoenix.org