Law officer award. The American Legion annually presents its National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. The award is presented on stage during national convention.
Department Law and Order Committees are encouraged to select and honor a Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at their conventions.
The American Legion Department of Wisconsin named Lt. Robert Berg of the DeForest Police Department its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2020. A banner recognizing Lt. Berg is displayed outside the DeForest Public Safety Building for awareness of his service and The American Legion’s.
Departments nominate their winners for the national award by submitting an application to National Headquarters. Visit www.legion.org/security/officeraward for the National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year application.
Flu season. The Department of Veterans Affairs is urging veterans to get a flu shot this fall. To find a location nearest to you to receive your annual flu vaccine, visit va.gov.find-locations.
Legacy Run. The cancellation of the 15th annual American Legion Legacy Run due to the coronavirus resulted in the creation of a tiered donation program to allow continued support for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. American Legion Family members have the opportunity to contribute to the fund, with donations starting at $15 to signify the 15th year of the Legacy Run. Those donating will receive various souvenirs from this year’s altered Legacy Run. Souvenirs include a challenge coin, a T-shirt and a Legacy Run 15 years in review booklet. since 2001. Visit www.legion.org/riders/legacyrun/donation for details.