Detroit Tigers to host Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on April 30

Tigers to dedicate night to law enforcement, their families


DETROIT – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Detroit Tigers are teaming up for 2nd annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Comerica Park on April 30th.

During night of the game, between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins, will be dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers and their families.

The event will help to raise awareness and funds for the forthcoming National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC. 

Pre-game festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a display of area police cars in front of ballpark on Witherall Street.

During the game:

The opening ceremony of the game will be dedicated to Officer Patrick O'Rourke of the West Bloomfield Police Department, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence dispute on September 2012.

The Lansing Michigan Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors as Officer Darron McKinney of the Detroit Public Schools Police Department performs the National Anthem. 

"We are proud to continue our partnership with the Detroit Tigers", said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. "Coming together in the 'Motor City' for food, fun, and championship baseball in honor of Michigan law enforcement officers is sure to be a great evening-and a great way to raise awareness and funds for the Museum." 

The privately funded National Law Enforcement Museum has raised more than $64 million to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum's National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former attorneys general of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities, including Honorary Chairman Clint Eastwood.

For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.