BRANSON, Mo. – Branson is honoring current and past law enforcement members with a weeklong celebration June 11-18, 2016. Law Enforcement Recognition Week will pay tribute to active and retired law enforcement from across the country.
Ron Replogle, a 31-year career veteran with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is coordinating Law Enforcement Recognition week.
“Being a law enforcement officer can be a thankless job,” said Replogle, Chairman, Law Enforcement Recognition Week. “It is both appropriate and necessary for us to pause, recognize and honor our police officers for the work they do each day to keep us safe. This is my opportunity to give back and honor the law enforcement community that served and supported me throughout my career.”
Law Enforcement Recognition week kicks off June 11 with a Poker Run through the Ozarks, beginning in Eureka Springs, Ark. and ending in Kimberling City, Mo. on the shores of Table Rock Lake with food and music for everyone. Events held throughout the week will include an ice cream social, Law on the Links tourney at Ledgestone Country Club, Honor Guard competition at Branson Landing, shooting competition, antique and DARE car shows, motorcycle rodeo and keynote speaker at the banquet will be Emmy award-winning humorist and retired Texas sheriff J. B. Smith.
“The purpose of dedicating a week to honor law officers is to let these men and women, who protect and serve us daily, know we appreciate them and the job they do,” said Jeff Seifried, President/CEO Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. “These local heroes put their lives on the line to protect us. Branson will become the leader in law enforcement recognition. We want to let them and their families know how much their service means to our community and communities all across the country.”
For a full list of events and more information about Law Enforcement Recognition week, visit BransonSalutes.com or email Laurie Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a sponsor.