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The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages. All who visit the ODMP will be deeply moved by the countless stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation.
ODMP honors over 21,000 American police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
History of the ODMP
In 1996 Chris Cosgriff, a James Madison University freshman, read a Washington Post article about the release of a murderer, convicted of slaying two Prince George's County, Maryland, police officers. Upon learning that this violent criminal who had taken the lives of two of America's finest served only 16 years for this heinous act, Chris was compelled to find a way to honor these and other fallen officers. Thus, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) was created.
In the early stages of development, the ODMP honored only law enforcement officers who had been killed or wounded in 1996, but quickly expanded to include officers killed in the line of duty dating back to 1990. Then, with the help of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund, Inc., the site gained access to information about thousands of heroes who had given their lives in the line of duty since the 1790's.
The ODMP, which is dedicated to honoring the lives and sacrifices of fallen heroes, has continued to develop over the years by taking great strides to connect people everywhere to those who have given their lives to serve and protect the rights of American citizens. The online memorial expanded internationally when in 1997, ODMP Australia was created. By the end of 1997 Canada would also be among those honoring its fallen officers. The following year marked the creation of ODMP New Zealand and ODMP Central Europe.
The ODMP has added unique features to pay tribute to officers and their families. When available, photographs of officers and images of agency shoulder patches have been added to each memorial so that visitors can view the faces of these extraordinary individuals. In addition, visitors can leave a lasting message to these heroes in the "Reflections" forum. Although much can be learned from the biographical information provided for each officer, it is through these "Reflections" that one can fully understand the impact that each of these heroes had on those who knew and loved them.
In 2000, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., was granted status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This status allowed the ODMP to greatly expand its role in honoring America's police officers killed in the line of duty.
In 2010 the ODMP was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to provide line of nationwide line of duty death notifications and provide resources on benefits available to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers.
It is the hope of all those involved with the ODMP that each name added to the site will be the last. Until and after that day comes we are committed to honoring those souls who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of justice."When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder
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Day 1, 3 fish total 11.56, Day 2, 4 fish total 13.61
with Big Fish at 6.91 Lbs.
Participated in the Bass & Tube (B&T) Kick Boat Tournament at Clear Lake in California.
On day 1, Michael used a Stasheo Custom Jig 1.5 Oz Flake Jig to catch the Big Fish for the day at 6.91 Lbs. Michael also used
Powerstream lures 3.5" craw d'oeuvre green, pumkin/watermelon red flake with swirl trailer which were all attached with Izorline XXX super co-polymer #12 line.
The rod was a 7'6" Carrot Stix, black, heavy fast action while cranking on a Daiwa Megaforce 7:0:1 reel.
The other rods used for the two day events were also Carrot Stix's, black with the same Izorline XXX Super Co-Polymer line. The other baits used were Roboworm Margarita Mutilators worms in drop shots.
Michaels combined weight for the two day event was 24.17 and came in 12th place.