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Heroes Behind the Badge Screening February 28th, 2014 in Pleasant Grove

 
Heroes Behind the Badge Screening February 28th, 2014 in Pleasant Grove
Posted February 10th, 2014 @ 6:25am

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio from Law & Order Criminal Intent to Appear

January 31, 2014 – Pleasant Grove, UT. – The Pleasant Grove Police Department announced today the movie “Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” will be shown in Pleasant Grove, UT. This movie is the highly anticipated follow-up documentary to the original Heroes Behind The Badge. The narrator of the documentary, Actor Vincent D'Onofrio will make an appearance to promote the event.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Modern City Entertainment teamed up to create the documentary called “Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival.” This film is a heart-wrenching true-life crime saga about the men and women of law enforcement and their selfless acts of courage under fire. It features some of the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This new documentary film tells not only the stories of brave officers who have laid down their lives in the line of duty, but also the stories of the countless officers each year who are physically disabled, many of them permanently, in violent confrontations.

The film will be shown on Friday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove High School Auditorium. The showing of Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival is sponsored by the Pleasant Grove Honorary Colonels.

Vincent D’Onofrio has a long history of supporting law enforcement. His work includes playing a lead in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” from 2001 to 2011. He has also appeared in numerous films and was nominated for an Emmy. D’Onofrio narrates the movie and is the official spokesperson for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Also appearing are ABC 4’s GOOD THINGS UTAH Hosts & Movie Producer Bill Erfurth. Pictures and autographs with Vincent D’Onofrio are available after the showing.

Net proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and local law enforcement. Tickets are $15 in advance for reserved seats, and may be ordered on line at www.showtix4u.com.  Walk up tickets are $20 at the door.

The movie trailer can be seen at nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge.

About the Pleasant Grove Honorary Colonels

Founded in 2010, the Pleasant Grove Honorary Colonels Association is a non-profit 501-C3 organization made up of citizens and civic minded business people who have pooled their energies and resources to assist the Pleasant Grove Police Department. The Honorary Colonels assist the PGPD with community relations, educational programs, fund raising for equipment and K-9, Business Watch, and Fallen Officers fund. For more information, visit http://plgrove.org/police/honorary-colonels

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of nearly 20,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research, and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

CONTACT:

For media scheduling, please contact Erin Francom, Police Wives of Utah, 801-920-8795 or egfrancom@gmail.com

Mike Carter, President of Pleasant Grove Honorary Colonels, 801-368-4567, or mcarter@vitalsmarts.com

 

Chief Michael Smith, Pleasant Grove Police Department, 801-785-3506, or 3mike@pg911.org

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